Two of the greatest Manager rivals in football will face each other again on Sunday when Jose Mourinho leads his United team to the Emirates for a Premier League clash that appears to be a major decider of the Top 4 battle between both teams.
A top 4 finish battle is still open among the 2 Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Arsenal and Manchester United will be faced with even stiffer fixtures against Tottenham, Southampton and relegation threatened Crystal Palace in their last 3 fixtures.
But Jose believes his side are no longer in the fight for the UCL spot domestically. This suggests the Portuguese might be fielding a younger and weaker side against the Gunners as the Red Devils seems to place the UEFA Europa League glory in high priority. Winning the Europa League will mean Manchester United will automatically qualify for the Champions League next season, joining a possible 4 from the Premier League to make a 5 English representation.
Manchester United beat Celta Vigo 1-0 away from home in the first leg semi final fixtures to put them in a boss position ahead the second leg tie at the Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger, despite facing huge criticisms this term will be hoping his team makes the UCL spot again. A tradition the French man seems to be proud of.
Jose has had an unpleasant relationship with the Arsenal Manager during his spell at Chelsea and will be hoping they both bury the hatchet this time when they meet at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. The gunners drove the first leg tie to 1 goal apiece at the Old Trafford.
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