Manchester United secured their spot in the Champions League for the next season by defeating Chelsea 4-1 at Old Trafford.
Casemiro scored the opening goal with a header, easing any early concerns for Erik Ten Hag’s team.
Despite some opportunities for Chelsea in the first half, their lack of efficiency, demonstrated by Mykhailo Mudryk, Kai Havertz, and Conor Gallagher, continued to trouble them throughout the season.
United faced a setback when Antony was injured and had to be carried off the field, but they managed to double their lead before halftime with Anthony Martial scoring from Jadon Sancho’s pass.
Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro came close to adding more goals in the second half, and Fernandes secured the victory with a penalty.
Marcus Rashford then took advantage of Chelsea’s poor defense to score the fourth goal, while Joao Felix scored a consolation goal for Chelsea towards the end.
This result moved Manchester United up to third place, effectively ending Liverpool’s slim chances of finishing in the top four.
Chelsea remained in 12th place, setting a club record with their 16th defeat of the season, and finishing in the bottom half of the league for the first time in 27 years.
Manchester United will play their final league game against Fulham, while Chelsea will face Newcastle United at home.