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What happens if Manchester United win the Europa League & finish in the top four?

Due to Champions League qualification clubs are now looking more favourably at the Europa League competition. 
So Manchester United will naturally be gunning for glory as they take on Celta Vigo in their semi final.
If however, they win the tournament and finish the English Premier League in the top four, England will have just the four teams in Europe’s elite competition.

What I find more interesting is if Manchester United win the Europa League and finish outside the top four!

Should this scenario occur, England will have FIVE entrants to the Champions League, rather than four – with United joining the top four Premier League clubs.

There are a host of different scenarios as to who will be in Europe's second tier next season.

For starters, the Premier League's fifth-placed club - should United not win the Europa League AND finish outside the top four - will go into the pot.

Then there's the EFL Cup - or League Cup - winners... however that tournament was already won by M…
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Mourinho's United host Klopp's Liverpool

Manchester United play Liverpool in what is the first real title shaping fixture of this seasons quite intriguing Premier League.
The visitors won't need reminding that Old Trafford is a ground they find the least joy at in recent times (since 99/00) out of a possible 51 points available at the Theatre of Dreams they could only muster up a measly 16 points.
Granted the Klopp Effect has taken to his squad and they look a better side than his predecessor even though Suarez and Gerrard graced their squad then. It does look like the mentality of the squad and as a team they look far better than they I expected they would.
Mourinho's Effect seems to be taking to his squad as well, I mean Klopp's chargers are facing the form team in the Premier League on their home patch and Jose would hope to make in 10 straight wins in all competitions come full time.
As always in big derby's form goes out the window and you couldn't put your money on a definite winner but you can str…

Ronaldo keeps on winning - Fifa Best Player Award

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world's best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich.

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann to the prize. Ronaldo also won the Ballon d'Or in December, with both honours recognition for success in the Champions League with Real and Euro 2016 with Portugal.
2016 was quite a year for Ronaldo.

As well as scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout to win the Champions League, rescuing Real with a hat-trick in the final of the Club World Cup, captaining Portugal to Euro 2016 glory and being recognised with a fourth Ballon d'Or, he now has something Messi does not - the honour of being named best Fifa men's player.

The former Manchester United forward had been the favourite for the award, following a year in which he continued to deliver.

The stats don’t lie:
44 games, 42 goals, 14 assists.
The third best minutes-per-goal rate (83.68) o…

Rosberg retires - Facebook Statement

Writing in a statement issued on Facebook, Rosberg said: “Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it. I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right. My strongest emotion right now is deep gratitude to everybody who supported me to make that dream happen.
“This season, I tell you, it was so damn tough. I pushed like crazy in every area after the disappointments of the last two years; they fuelled my motivation to levels I had never experienced before. And of course that had an impact on the ones I love, too – it was a whole family effort of sacrifice, putting everything behind our target. I cannot find enough words to thank my wife Vivian; she has been incredible. She understood that this year was the big one, our opportunity to do it, and created the space for me to get full recovery between every race, looking aft…

UNITED'S THOUGHTS WITH CHAPECOENSE

Text via manutd.com
The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with Chapecoense Football Club and all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia.

A plane carrying 81 people, including 22 members of the Brazilian team, crashed en route to Medellin airport on Monday night. Police say 76 people were killed and five survived.

The plane was carrying the Chapecoense squad from Brazil to Medellin, where they were due to play in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Colombian side Atletico Nacional.

United captain Wayne Rooney tweeted: "Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends."

#ForçaChapecoense





Arsene Wenger v Jose Mourinho: The history of their rivalry in quotes

A must read by Adams Bate of Skysports news,
The war of words between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger goes on and on.

While the Manchester United boss has generally had the upper hand on the pitch over the years, both managers have had stern words for each other in the press room.
Here we recall their rivalry in quotes, dating back to Mourinho's first season in English football...

"I don't see especially that Chelsea play more English players than we do. Who have they produced, homegrown? Just one, John Terry." - Wenger in 2005 when quizzed on Arsenal's all-foreign line-up.
At the beginning of the following season in August 2005, Wenger also expressed concerns over Chelsea's tactics: "I know we live in a world where we have only winners and losers, but once a sport encourages teams who refuse to take the initiative, the sport is in danger."
Mourinho was unimpressed. "Wenger has a real problem with us and I think he is what you call in England …