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Manchester United’s likely Champions League ban gives boost to other top four aspirants

English Football heavyweights Manchester United facing a prospective Champions League ban ahead of the next season before the 25% investment from INEOS owner Jim Ratcliffe

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20-time English Premier League winners Manchester United are at the risk of facing a Champions League ban. The reason behind this is the potential 25% stake by INEOS owner Jim Ratcliffe in the coming days.

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Erik Ten Hag and his side travel to Everton to play the 19th-place side on Sunday away at Goodison Park. Everton themselves have just been hit with a 10-point reduction for breaching the Financial Fair Play Rules.

If Manchester United fail to play the Champions League next season onwards it could have a huge impact on the club. The 140 Million  money guaranteed will go into the transfer spend and there will be no huge name that will want to come to Old Trafford. 

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Three-time UEFA Champions League winners Manchester United could be banned from playing European Football next year. The reason behind this move is the likely 25% stake to be invested in the club by INEOS owner Jim Ratcliffe.

As per the rules in place, any owner or potential stakeholder of a club cannot have two teams in the European Championships. Jim Ratcliffe already owns OGC Nice who are second in the French League.

For Manchester United to make it to the Champions League they must finish higher than OGC Nice. If both the clubs finish with the same points then Manchester United will go through since England has a better “Access List” ranking.

This could come as a huge good news for the likes of Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspurs, and Arsenal FC. The three clubs are in direct competition with Manchester United to play in Europe. If the Red Devils finish lower in the table than OGC Nice then it would mean the Old Trafford side’s dream of Champions League Football will vanish into thin air.

Many fans who are opposed to the Glazer Family and Jim Ratcliffe Model have already voiced their discontent. This year Manchester United is at the bottom of the table with 2 games left to play. FC Copenhagen had beaten the former European Champions in a close game that saw VAR ruin the night for Erik Ten Hag and his team once again. 

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