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Manchester United has again qualified for the Champions League after two years. United beat Chelsea 4-1 to seal a place in the top four of the English Premier League. To get a ticket to the Champions League, it was necessary to be among the top four teams of the EPL. Manchester only needed a draw, but excellent performances from Casemiro and Bruno Fernandez saw United secure a stunning victory at their home ground, Old Trafford.
Coach Ten Hague told successful season
United, under Dutch coach Erik ten Haegh, have recovered from the Cristiano Ronaldo controversy at the start of the season to seal a place in the top four of the EPL. Manchester has moved up to third place with this win, but it and fourth-placed Newcastle have yet to play a match each. Ten Haag said after the win that it has been a successful season for us, but the season is not over yet. United are also scheduled to play EPL winners Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley on June 3.
Manchester United is going through a period of change
Ten Haag won United their first trophy since 2017, the League Cup, in February. United, who have won the EPL title 20 times, are going through a period of change after the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. Since then the club has seen managers like David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Olger Salskar fired. Ten Haag, the former Ajax Amsterdam coach, took charge of the team this season. United have also won the Champions League title three times. The last time he won was in 2007-08.
Kashmiro took the lead in the sixth minute
United took the lead in the sixth minute with a header from Brazilian midfielder Cashmiro. Kashmiro heads in from Christian Eriksen’s cross. In injury time of the first half, Anthony Marshall scored on a pass from Jaden Sancho. In the second half, Bruno Fernandez scored a penalty for United and Marcus Rashford scored the fourth goal in place of the injured Antoine. Joao Felix scored a consolation goal for Chelsea in the 89th minute. This was the eighth defeat in the last 10 matches for Chelsea. Antoine suffered the injury in the 29th minute of the game. He went out of the field. He is finding it difficult to play in the FA Cup final.