Man Utd had to pity to play in the Europa League after a 2-3 defeat against RB Leipzig.
Solskjaer talks about the Champions League defeat
The prospect of playing in the Europa League will make Man Utd depressed. It is difficult for the Red Devils to be excited in this arena. However, there are still certain positives for the teachers and students Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer could hardly swallow the Champions League defeat
Europa League can be exactly the right arena for Man Utd. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team should have been able to win a spot in the eighth round of the Champions League soon, but in the end, it proved too inconsistent to then have to go down to play in the second arena.
Man Utd could move on to any other group, but the elite teams will not lose as they did against Istanbul Basaksehir and pay the price. This may be the real level of Man Utd right now. Solskjaer teachers and students are just not good enough to overcome difficult challenges in the Champions League. And the Europa League can give the Red Devils a bigger, more realistic chance to win titles.
The opportunity to attend the Champions League
The Europa League championship team will win the right to join the Champions League next season. This could be a useful passageway for Man Utd in the second half of the season. Although AS Roma, Arsenal, Benfica, Leicester City, AC Milan, or Tottenham Hotspur are not trivial.
Premier League this season is unpredictable. Man Utd can finish in the top 4 or even challenge the championship, but a bad month could cost them dearly. Having one more chance to join the Champions League next season is something the Old Trafford team can be very grateful for in May.
Young talents of Man Utd will have an arena that is just enough to challenge
This is probably the biggest plus point from the elimination of Man Utd. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will rotate the squad. Accordingly, there will be more opportunities for players who deserve more play such as Axel Tuanzebe, Dean Henderson, or Donny Van de Beek.
New signings Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo will also have a playground just within reach to ‘try out a fire’. From the U23 team, there are some talented youngsters that can be promoted, like Ethan Galbraith or Anthony Elanga. When Man Utd battles in the Europa League, key players can rest for Premier League matches.