- Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-1 at Old Trafford to qualify for next season’s Champions League
- The Red Devils did so at the expense of Antony and Luke Shaw, who went off with injuries
- United boss Erik ten Hag provided injury updates on the two stars and it is not looking good for the Brazilian
Manchester United paid a price for their qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League by losing two players to injuries.
The Red Devils dispatched clueless Chelsea 4-1 to get themselves out of reach of Liverpool, secure their top-four status, and make their final game against Fulham a formality.
Casemiro opened the scoring with a brilliant header in the first half, before French striker Anthony Martial made it two after a miscommunication in the Chelsea defence.
Captain, Bruno Fernandes made it three from the penalty spot after Wesley Fofana tripped Marcus Rashford, and the Englishman put the icing on the cake with a fourth after another blunder between Fofana and Trevoh Chalobah.
Loan star, João Felix got a consolation goal for Chelsea, slotting past David De Gea after driving the ball from his own half into United’s box in the game's closing stages.
Ten Hag provides injury updates
Brazilian winger, Antony had to be stretched off in the first half after a collision with Chalobah, which left him writhing in pain in what appeared to be a leg break.
Full-back, Luke Shaw went off at half-time, but did not come on for the second half, and was replaced by Dutch player Tyrell Malacia.
Speaking to beIN Sport after the game, ten Hag confirmed that Shaw was taken off due to an injury, but could not give a timeline as it requires an assessment.
He confirmed that Antony has a serious injury, and that it will be assessed.
“It’s difficult to say. Let’s wait for 24 hours, and then we’ll know more,” he said, via Football Daily.
Shaw sets ambitious targets
Sports Brief reported that Luke Shaw set targets for Man Utd ahead of next season. He made this statement ahead of tonight’s game which secured their UCL status.
The England international expressed satisfaction with the team’s progress, but wants them to compete for the Premier League and Champions League trophies next season.