Much at stake in final PL matches

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Naby Keita, Sadio Mane and Dejan Lovren of Liverpool with the Premier League Trophy at Anfield on July 22 2020 in Liverpool, England. Picture: John Powell Liverpool FC
Naby Keita, Sadio Mane and Dejan Lovren of Liverpool with the Premier League Trophy at Anfield on July 22 2020 in Liverpool, England. Picture: John Powell Liverpool FC

When Manchester United step on to the King Power Stadium pitch in Leicester later this afternoon, there will be much more at stake for the Red Devils than three points. There could be money – lots of it – enough to buy a decent player.

Going into their final English Premier League (PL) match, United are third on the table with 63 points. Chelsea are fourth on goal difference, while Leicester City are on 62 points. Victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team will keep them third and seal a place in the lucrative Uefa Champions League, guaranteeing them an enormous amount of television money.

A draw could see them slip down to fourth place behind Chelsea, who are facing Wolves in their final game, but still keep them ahead of Leicester. Again, that would be good enough for a berth in the Champions League.

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