Manchester - Manchester United needs just a point from its final two games to officially secure a top-four place and a return to the Champions League after a one-year
However, United could go into its home game against Arsenal on
Sunday already back in Europe's top competition if fifth-place Liverpool fails
to beat Crystal Palace on Saturday. Liverpool is six points behind United and
has a far inferior goal difference.
"Tuesday and Wednesday watching other teams compete (in the
Champions League) broke my heart all this year," said United group
managing director Richard Arnold, who added that the team's absence has been
more painful in football terms rather than economically.
"It's where the players want to play, it's where the fans
want to see us. Not being there hurts, right? We all aspire and see it as a key
achievement milestone for us."
United would climb above Arsenal into third place with a win at