The Man Utd is closing the season in the worst possible way. Yesterday they fell 4-0 to Graham Potter’s Brighton and lost the opportunity to qualify for the next edition of the UEFA Champions League and could even lose their place in the Europa League if West Ham United closes the campaign perfectly . A tremendous disappointment for a club that made signings to try to win the Premier League title.
The lack of qualification for the Champions League will generate a myriad of changes in the policy and plan of the Red Devils ahead of next season, when Erik Ten Hag’s project will begin at Old Trafford and where they hope to return, in the long term, to being one of the best teams in Europe.
The 3 consequences of Manchester United not qualifying for the UEFA Champions League
-More discreet signings: They will not be able to fight against the rest of the greats for the big signings because the best players want to play in the UEFA Champions League. Names like Pau Torres, Christopher Nkunku, Darwin Núñez, Harry Kane, Declan Rice and company want to play in the Champions League, so they could rule out signing for the Red Devils. They will have to aim for more discreet profiles and with a lower price.
-Important departures: Several important players will be added to the transfer list with the intention of bringing in more money and investing in signings and for their poor performance this season. Names like Marcus Rashford, Wam-Bissaka, Lindelöf and even Bruno Fernandes himself could come out in the coming months if important offers arrive for them. Will Cristiano Ronaldo continue to play the Europa League?
-Salaries down: In England they confirm that the Red Devils board plans to lower the salary of several players after a very bad season in terms of individual performance. They will not enter money for the UEFA Champions League, which also affects the level of sponsorships. Important players will start to earn less.