Manchester United’s Champions League hopes ruined as Arsenal draw at home

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.


Brighton players celebrate after a goal against Arsenal [Photo courtesy]

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.

In other news the Gunners saw their top-four hopes dashed after being held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton at the Emirates on Sunday

Of 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.

Arsenal’s 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.


But 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,

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