As the race for the top 4 in the Premier League gets tighter, Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United to focus on winning the Europa League to get into next season’s Champions League rather than try and break into the top four.Also Read - Real Madrid vs Inter Milan Live Streaming UEFA Champions League in India: When And Where to Watch RM vs INT Live Stream UCL Match Online and on TV
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With the race for those places so tough, winning the Europa League and therefore gaining automatic qualification for the Champions League has become a far more attractive option for Jose Mourinho’s men. Also Read - Champions League Places in Peril for Spanish Sides in Final Group Games
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Ferguson is United’s most successful manager with 38 major trophies in a 27 year spell at Old Trafford. He is keen for Mourinho’s men to get past Anderlecht and go on and win the competition.
‘It gets you into the Champions League, too — it didn’t used to but it does now, and so that’s a great incentive. And there’s no Sevilla in it, so that’s good.
‘If you win a trophy, it’s important. It’s a European trophy. It doesn’t matter that it’s not the Champions League — it’s still a European trophy. And if you win it, you get into the Champions League. The incentive is greater to do that.
‘And your CV gets bigger. If we won the Europa League? Fantastic. Add it to the European Cup, the Cup Winners’ Cup, the Champions League – It’s bigger and bigger. We also want to be the most successful club in England.’