Manchester United are two games away from Champions League football next season.
The Red Devils currently sit level on points with Newcastle United, with the same amount of games played. However – due to Erik ten Hag‘s side’s poor goal difference, they remain in fourth.
Liverpool are just behind them, so Champions League football is still not a guarantee. However, they’ve played one more game meaning United have their destiny in their own hands.
A third-place finish is the highest aim. This begs the question – what’s the difference in prize money for finishing third and fourth?
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How much prize money do you get in the Premier League for third and fourth place?
According to an article by Sporting News, these are the amounts teams get if they were to finish third and fourth in the Premier League.
A fourth-place finish would see Manchester United obtain £37.4 million. A third-place finish would see the Red Devils take away £39.6 million
A £2.2 million difference, which given the current state of affairs at Manchester United with the lack of funding provided by the Glazers, could be very useful.
It’s no dispute that our squad depth is severely lacking. Ten Hag has done wonders this season to get us into the position we are in despite not even having a proper striker.
Injuries and suspensions have also plagued the side. We should be very fortunate to be even within touching distance of the Champions League.
The extra cash could be used to invest wisely in some new additions to the squad. A midfielder and a striker are a necessity.
Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen and Moises Caicedo are all names flaunting about. Let’s hope we’ll see some deals formulate when the window opens.