Mohamed Salah is dejected after failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
Manchester United defeated Chelsea 4-1 in the 32nd round of the 2022-23 English Premier League (EPL) at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on Saturday morning (4am). With the win, United moved up to third place in the league with 22 wins, six draws and nine losses (72 points) and opened up a six-point gap on fifth-placed Liverpool (66 points), meaning they will head to next season’s UEFA UCL regardless of the outcome of their remaining matches.
United took an early lead. Casemiro rattled the net in the sixth minute. It was a goal-fest. Anthony Martial added a second in first-half stoppage time to make it 2-0 at the break. The second half was no different. In the 27th minute, Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty kick (PK) with his own goal. Marcus Rashford followed suit in the 33rd minute. Despite conceding a late goal, United held on for a 4-1 victory.먹튀검증
With the win, United leapfrogged into third place and secured UEFA’s UCL. Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle United are now confirmed to play in the UEFA UCL in the 2023-24 season in the EPL.
Fifth-placed Liverpool and sixth-placed Brighton have been confirmed for the UEFA Europa League (UEL) regardless of the outcome of their final matches. The one remaining spot is in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL). Currently seventh-placed Aston Villa (58 points) are the favourites, while eighth-placed Tottenham Hotspur (57 points) and ninth-placed Brentford (56 points) are still in with a chance.
Liverpool are out of the stars for the first time in seven seasons. Liverpool missed out on the UEFA UCL in 2016-17 after finishing eighth in the league in 2015-16. However, the Reds have since qualified for the UEFA UCL in six consecutive seasons, reaching three finals and winning one. Liverpool even reached the final last season, challenging for the big prize.
Salah was disheartened by the failure to reach the UEFA UCL. He took to social media shortly after the game to say, “I’m completely devastated. There are no excuses. We had everything we needed to reach the UEFA UCL and we failed. We are Liverpool and qualifying for the UEFA UCL is the bare minimum. We are sorry. We have let down our fans and ourselves.”