English Premiership

CL return a key milestone - United executive

2015-05-14 14:51
Manchester United (AFP)

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 absence.

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 Old Trafford.

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