Manchester United Must Qualify For Champions League To Attract Quality Players This Summer, Warns Mike Phelan

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Red Devils are in danger of not finishing in the top four this season. 

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan says that new Red Devils head coach David Moyes may have to look elsewhere for alternative transfer targets if the Premier League champions fail to qualify for next season’s Uefa Champions League, according to exclusive reports on

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The Premier League giants are currently in real danger of missing out on a place in Europe’s premier club competition next season by failing to finish in the top four of the Premier League in this campaign, with Moyes’s side trailing arch rivals Liverpool in fourth by 11 points.

“Playing the Champions League is always an issue,” said Phelan.“You are always going to be in competition with other football clubs for big players, whether you’re in Europe or not.

“The big players want to go to the big football clubs and Manchester United certainly is one of those.

“It might turn into a situation where David Moyes has two shopping lists. He’ll have one for being in Europe and one for not.

“The attraction to play for Manchester United will still be there though. They’re making the sign that they’ll plough money into the market this summer and pay big salaries, so it’s an interesting time.”

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