Manchester United’s Champions League hopes ruined as Arsenal draw at home
May 5, 2019
Huddersfield who are already relegated, humbled united to a 1-1 draw which terminated the hopes of the most successful team in English Premier League history of qualifying for next season’s lucrative Champions League.
Isaac Mbenza goal
ensured that plays on Thursday nights. The Yorkshire club also got relegated with
the worst record ever in English top-flight history to fail to reach double
goal scoring figures at home.
Scott McTominay had put
United in front in the first half, but Solskjaer’s men never looked convincing
after Luke shaw error gifted Isaac mbenza punish United with David degea having
no chance to save united
Chelsea’s 3-0 win over
Watford means Solskjaer’s team — now five games without a win — cannot
overtake Chelsea in third or Tottenham in fourth.
As consolation for
United, Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Brighton in the later match on Sunday means
the Manchester side can still aim for fifth place..
But the last month has
demonstrated how big a task the former United striker has on his hands if he is
to return United to the upper echelons of the EPL. Indeed, questions are now
being raised as to whether the 46-year-old should have been given the role on a
permanent basis. Not only have results taken a downturn, but the club’s most
high-profile stars have also failed to impress in recent weeks.
news the Gunners saw their top-four hopes dashed after being held to a 1-1 draw
by Brighton at the Emirates on Sunday
all the places for Arsenal’s top-four chances to finally come to an end, no-one
would have guessed it would have been at the Emirates.
north London stadium has been a fortress for much of the season, a calming
oasis amid the pain of the consistently abject form away from home.
at the most crucial stage of the season, that fortress has been breached –
twice. And now Unai Emery’s side know it’s Europa
League or bust in terms of their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next term
Just as they were against Crystal Palace last
time out at Emirates, Arsenal were awful on Sunday against Brighton.
They may have avoided being beaten this time, but
the 1-1 draw felt like a defeat – with it now being all but impossible for
Emery’s side to haul back fourth-placed Spurs,