Man United seal first place after West Ham loss
The Red Devils won 3-1 at Aston Villa earlier today, with Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani securing all three points after Bertrand Traore’s opener.
It was the 10th time this season that United have recovered from their debut win, which marks a Premier League record.
Former United manager David Moyes then saw his West Ham side lose at home to former club Everton thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s strike in the first half.
The result means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are now certain to finish in the top four in the table – and return to the Champions League next season – regardless of their results in their last four games or the final. of the Europa League, the prize for winning this competition. be a place in the flagship UEFA tournament
This will be the first time United have recorded consecutive top-four finishes since Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013.
The news will give Solskjaer a boost, who must prepare his players for the home games against fellow Europeans Leicester City and Liverpool in the next four days.
Solskjaer has previously warned that he will be forced to rotate his side in order to reduce the risk of injury, although Captain Harry Maguire has already given him cause for concern after being forced to leave with an apparent ankle problem against Villa.
United will face Fulham at home and Wolves away in their final league games of the season before meeting Villarreal in Gdansk on May 27.