Football: Manchester United at a crossroads, can ill-afford to slip up against Leicester City

Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates with the trophy after winning the Europa League on May 24, 2017.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates with the trophy after winning the Europa League on May 24, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - 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 on Sunday (July 26) would keep them above Leicester and thus in the top four.

The Europa League provides a second potential path into the Champions League, but it is littered with obstacles, from Roma to Inter Milan, Sevilla to Getafe, Wolves to Wolfsburg. The easiest route goes via Leicester.

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