Manchester United have booked their spot in next season’s Champions League.
The Red Devils overturned Chelsea 4-1 at Old Trafford with a dominant and comfortable performance against the 12th-placed side.
Goals from Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford sealed all three points on the night and moved United up to third in the table, where they can finish the campaign with a win against Fulham on Sunday.
A top-four finish would’ve been a non-negotiable on Erik ten Hag’s list of targets for the season when he took over last summer, so achieving that, ending a six-year trophy drought and reaching another final, in which they can lift a second piece of silverware, wraps up a resoundingly successful first term for the Dutchman.
Reds react to CL qualification
Post-match, the Reds took to social media to express their delight at securing a place among Europe’s elite.
Here’s how the players reacted:
Champions League achieved under the lights of Old Trafford 🔴⚪⚫ pic.twitter.com/HKSd7cvplU
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) May 26, 2023
Back where @ManUtd belong… #UCL ✔️💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/P6FDN814Gj
— Tyrell Malacia (@TyrellMalaciia) May 26, 2023
Champions League secured!
Great team win tonight, much deserved, fans were amazing! 🙌🏼
Have a good night Reds! pic.twitter.com/EfyqWeAYBD
— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) May 25, 2023
Proud of this TEAM!!! ♥️ pic.twitter.com/lvXvKVpmU4
— Lisandro Martinez (@LisandrMartinez) May 25, 2023
+3 Same focus until the end. Thanks God! pic.twitter.com/WUlS4tjX1V
— Fred Rodrigues (@Fred08oficial) May 25, 2023
We are 🔙 @ChampionsLeague!! 🔴👊🏽#MUFC #MUNCHE #Sara❤️ pic.twitter.com/qYgS4pgWBt
— Casemiro (@Casemiro) May 25, 2023
Top 4 secured 🔐 @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/wZv4akkEiE
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) May 25, 2023