Can Manchester United qualify for the Champions League if rivals Manchester City are banned from the UEFA competition due to financial irregularities?
Should Man City be banned from the Champions League, England’s fourth spot in the competition will go to Arsenal after they finished fifth.
During Solskjaer’s strong start, optimism was high that United would pull off a miraculous recovery and qualify for the Champions League.
A poor end to the season means a return to the Europa League is on the cards for the Old Trafford outfit.
However, rivals Manchester City could end up giving United a spot in Europe’s premier competition.
The Premier League winners are being threatened with a Champions League ban due to financial irregularities.
City are currently under investigation by a regulatory committee following a series of leaks into their conduct.
UEFA’s financial control board are attempting to push for a one-year ban.
This means should City be removed from next year’s competition, United could receive their spot.
Due to the fact UEFA allows five English teams into the competition, the Red Devils could join Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham, who all booked their spaces by finishing in the top four.
However, this depends on whether Arsenal are successful in the Europa League final later this month.
The Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League this season, meaning they missed out on a Champions League spot.