The global health threat has brought football to a standstill with upcoming Premier League fixtures being postponed.
There are concerns that the season may not be finished at all if the situation doesn’t improve and it could even deemed null and void.
While the meltdown at Liverpool would be hilarious, United should still be in favour of completing the season.
Before the league was suspended, United were beginning to look like a fully functioning machine.
They had gone on a fantastic run of form with eight wins and three draws from their last 11 games.
Bruno Fernandes’ arrival has also lifted the club and there is a real feelgood factor right now, with players’ confidence high.
United need to prioritise their own needs and hope that the season can be completed.
Champions League qualification
United are currently in fifth place and that could seal qualification for next season’s Champions League due to Manchester City’s ban.
However, the Blues are set to appeal that in the summer and if the ban is suspended or overturned United will be in the Europa League next season.
Another year without Champions League football would be disastrous for the club, both on and off the pitch.
They could miss out on on top targets like Jadon Sancho in the summer while it would also cause a big drop in income.
Therefore, the only way that United can guarantee a place in next years Champions League is by playing out the rest of the season at some point over the next few months.
United’s recent form and favourable run in mean that if the campaign is eventually played out, they will fancy their chances of finishing in the top four.
Trophies up for grabs
As well as missing out on Champions League qualification, cancelling the football season early would ruin United’s chances of winning a major trophy.
They haven’t won any silverware since 2016-17, but United remain in the hunt for two trophies this season.
UEFA have now confirmed that the Europa League final has been shifted from May 27 to June 24 so it could still go ahead.
The Red Devils are in pole position to reach the quarter-finals after beating LASK 5-0 in Austria last week.
United are now among the favourites to win the competition for the second time in four seasons.
United also have a favourable draw in the FA Cup and were supposed to face Premier League strugglers Norwich City in the quarter-final this weekend.
Victory at Carrow Road would leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side two wins away from a record-equalling 13th FA Cup triumph.
Therefore, United are in a great position to win their first trophy under the Norwegian so they shouldn’t give up on that just to stop Liverpool.
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