Manchester United GUARANTEED to play European football next season after Wolves’ thumping defeat at the hands of Man City… with the Red Devils locked in a fight with West Ham to prevent them from playing in the Europa Conference League
- Wolves can no longer overtake Manchester United after Wednesday’s loss
- It means that the Red Devils are guaranteed to play in Europe next season
- They are battling with West Ham to qualify for next season’s Europa League
- The Hammers can take them down in the Europa Conference League
Manchester United are guaranteed to play European football next season as Wolves are thrashed 5-1 by Man City.
In what was a tumultuous campaign for the Red Devils, they were in danger of failing to qualify for a European competition due to their disappointing ranking.
It would have been a bitter blow to aspiring United manager Erik ten Hag, who will do everything he can to turn the club’s fortunes around when he arrives this summer.
Manchester United play in either the Europa League or the Europa Conference League
Upcoming manager Erik ten Hag hopes that the Red Devils will make it to the Europa League
Wolves’ heavy defeat means United can’t finish lower than seventh with just one game left at Crystal Palace on the final day of the season.
United are currently sixth, although West Ham can continue on goal difference if they win the game against Pep Guardiola on Sunday.
If the Hammers were able to push United to their worst finish since the 2013-14 season under David Moyes, it would see the men of Ten Hag play in the Europa Conference League next season.
David Moyes and West Ham could take down Man United in the Europa Conference League
Wolves need results to conquer a place in Europe next season
Manchester United and West Ham’s last matches
Man United (6th – 58 points +1 GD)
Road to Crystal Palace on May 22
West Ham (7th – 55 points +11 GD)
At home against Man City on May 15
Road to Brighton on May 22
For a club with Champions League ambitions, it would be disappointing for the Red Devils to play in Europe’s third league game.
While the Europa League is still not where United want to be, it will give them a different route to the Champions League next season and a chance to reclaim the trophy they claimed in 2017.
Wolves could still make it to the Europa Conference League if they won both of their last matches and hope West Ham lose their matches.
Ten Hag signed in style with Ajax as his side scored five goals past Heerenveen to secure their third Eredivisie title in four years before taking over at United.
One of his main tasks at Old Trafford is to get United back into the Champions League.
United finish the season with their lowest points total in the Premier League era and are now five years without a trophy.