Manchester United have ‘warned’ interim manager Ralf Rangnick that the club must secure European football this season, according to reports.
ESPN claims that during meetings with the board, Rangnick has been reminded how important it is that United qualify for one of the three possible European competitions: Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League.
The Red Devils appear to have blown their chances of a top four finish and after crashing out of the Champions League, it seems unlikely that we will be competing in Europe’s most prestigious competition.
After a run of below bar results, United are currently seventh in the Premier League, while Tottenham are best placed to clinch fourth place.
These reports come after suggestions that Rangnick could look to use the remaining games to rotate his squad and play youngsters from the academy, but it has emerged that failure to qualify for any of the European competitions ‘would not go down well’ with club chiefs.
Those who think beating Norwich City at the weekend will be straightforward need to remind themselves about our last game against Everton.
The best conclusion for United might be qualifying for the Europa League as it will give the next manager a chance to build for the future.
At this rate, we are not good enough to be in the Champions League. The sooner we realise that the better.