Manchester United can qualify for the Champions League today, depending on Liverpool's result against Chelsea

A top-four position could soon be certain for the Red Devils

Simon Rice@simonrice
Sunday 10 May 2015 13:51
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and United's Wayne Rooney
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and United's Wayne Rooney

Louis van Gaal's minimum target in his debut season was to take Manchester United back to the Champions League - something he may have achieved by this afternoon.

With victory over Crystal Palace yesterday, the Red Devils solidified their place in the top four, moving seven points ahead of nearest rivals Liverpool.

It was a result that due to Liverpool's much inferior goal difference means Brendan Rodgers' side must win their three remaining games to stand any chance of catching United.

Their first hurdle is against Chelsea who they play at Stamford Bridge today. Should Liverpool fail to win, something that's happened the last seven times they've played Chelsea, then Manchester United will be certain of qualification for the Champions League.

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