Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the top 4 took a bit of a hit after their surprising draw against Swansea. United’s dire form against lower league opposition might just be the reason why, despite performing well enough against the top sides, Jose Mourinho’s men might not get that top 4 finish.
This probably explains why the Special One is treating the Europa League as such a priority nowadays. Winning the competition ensures a spot in the Champions League for the winners next season, and it’s safe to assume that this is an easier route to take for United to Champions League qualification.
One player who is willing to do whatever it takes to make it the Champions League next season is Chris Smalling. The defender recently returned to training for the Red Devils and sent out a message full of intent to the fans via Twitter, vowing to make a strong finish to the season and starting with a good result against Celta.
Check out the tweet in full below:
— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) May 3, 2017