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Why Man City face being kicked out of the Champions League to the benefit of Man Utd.

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Motives for Manchester United’s potential elimination from the Champions League that pit City against itManchester City may be eliminated from the 2024/25 competition as a result of Girona’s outstanding performance in LaLiga; this development could provide Manchester United with an opportunity to qualify for the competition.

Two clubs owned by the same entity are ineligible to compete in the competition under current UEFA regulations. City and Girona are both under the ownership of the City Football Group.UEFA would determine which teams would qualify for the Champions League on the basis of their league standing, rather than CFG’s selection process.City are in fourth place in the Premier League, which is an unexpectedly difficult position to be in after coming from behind to defeat Luton Town 2-1 on Sunday. In contrast, Girona have been one of the marvels of European football and are in first place in Spain.

 

Sunday at Barcelona’s expense, Michel’s squad, which is 47% owned by CFG, stunned the league leaders by defeating them 4-2 away from home and gaining two points over Real Madrid at the summit of LaLiga. Moreover, with one more game played, they lead Atletico Madrid in third place by seven points.

 

This sharpens the pressure that is abruptly placed on the 2023 Champions League champions City, who, if they fail to surpass Girona, may not be invited to participate in the competition the following year.This implies that all clubs within the top five should strive for excellence; however, Manchester City’s exclusion would aid the sixth-place team, Manchester United at the time led by Erik ten Hag.

 

At this time, City are therefore likely to be eliminated from the competition, while Manchester United have been invited in.However, the Red Devils also face an impending complication as a result of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s minority ownership of the club. He is currently the proprietor of Nice and is about to acquire a 25% stake in Manchester United.

 

As a result, Manchester United may encounter the same predicament as Manchester City, as Nice are currently in second place in Ligue 1 and appear to be well positioned to qualify for the Champions League based on their individual performance.

 

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