Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer agrees that the club might start to suffer financially if they fail to qualify for next season’s UCL.
Ole believes even a big club like Man Utd with great finances can begin to face the financial consequences of not playing UCL football for a while.
According to him, playing UCL comes with football and financial rewards for the team so they players have to do everything to play in it without depending on winning the UEL to qualify because of the decent teams in the competition.
He added that he is focusing on the Club Brugge game and qualification to the next round.
His words, “We’re a big club and we’ve got good finances but the longer you’re out the more you suffer, so it’s an ambition to get back into the Champions League,”
“For footballing reasons and financially it will help the club. We’ve got to focus on this competition, then the league on Sunday and then FA Cup.
“I think we need to take one game at a time. Both [routes into the Champions League through the Europa League and Premier League] are possible. In a cup competition, you never know. It might be a bad day.
“You can’t rely on winning this. There are some good teams in it and we need to get past Brugge. We’re looking forward to the game.”