Big Match

Champions League or bust for United

Red Devils need a draw to end in top 4, with income, commercial and player deals at stake

Sometimes the Premier League fixtures list provides a Champions League play-off of sorts. It was Chelsea against Liverpool in 2003.

Now it is Leicester against Manchester United, with the same prize for the winners; or, in United's case, those who draw. A point tomorrow would keep them above Leicester and thus in the top four.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2020, with the headline 'Champions League or bust for United'. Print Edition | Subscribe