Manchester United achieved the mathematical classification of the Champions League for the 2023/24 season with a 4-1 victory over Chelsea FC in a postponed match from Premier League matchday 32 this Thursday, but for the ‘Devil’s Reds’ The bad news is that striker Anthony Matthäus has injured his right ankle.
At Old Trafford, the home side took an early lead as Casemiro turned in a precise header from Christian Eriksen’s wide free-kick into the middle of the area. Anthony Martial pushed in Jadon Sancho’s assist at will to make it 2-0 in stoppage time, and Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty in the 73rd minute to make it 3-0.
Marcus Rashford scored Manchester United’s fourth goal in the 78th minute after a flurry of failures from rival defenses. In the second, he beat Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from below. And João Felix scored an honorable goal for Chelsea in the closing stages of the match with an excellent counter-attack.
In this way, the “Red Devils” reached 72 points and moved up to provisional 3rd place. Behind them are Newcastle with 70 points, so it’s possible that the standings could change on Round 38, the final round of the championship. Chelsea, on the other hand, remain in the middle of the standings with 43 points.