Manchester United’s season has hit a new low after the Red Devils suffered their 3rd defeat in succession against West Brom last night. The loss has put them in a precarious position in terms of Champions League qualification for next season.
A Champions League qualification and progression to the knock out phases guarantees a club a cash injection of £50 million. Man United are in serious danger of losing out on the Champions League money if their form continues to slide in the remaining 3 matches.
Manchester United have 2 tough fixtures waiting for them in next 3 weeks. An away trip to the rejuvenated Crystal Palace then a home tie against an in-form Arsenal and on the final day of the season, United go away at strugglers Hull City who will be fighting for their survival.
Fixtures do not seem straight forward for Louis Van Gaal and even if they do, United’s form do not guarantee a positive result in either of the matches. Liverpool are just 4 points behind United and the rate at which United are falling the moment, it would not be a surprise if Liverpool pip United for the final qualification spot.
Manchester United cannot afford to miss out on the Champions League for a second season in a row especially given their grand transfer plans in the summer. A £150 million squad revamp is expected by Louis Van Gaal, which is greatly established on United qualifying for the Champions League.