Was it unfair that Manchester United did not reach the UWCL group stage?
Manchester United failed to make the Champions League group stage this week, losing 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their qualifier. The 4-2 aggregate result meant that only one English team will be in the Champions League group stage this season. Following the match, Marc Skinner railed against Manchester United’s misfortune of drawing the second placed French team and even having to go through qualification.
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“We deserve to be at this level. There are teams that are going through that are not good enough. It’s crazy that we have to play PSG at this level.”
“I hope something is changed because we want the best teams in the Champions League, not just a spread of some average teams.”
There are a number of different frustrations in these quotes. The annoyance of drawing PSG, the fact that Manchester United even had to go through qualifying, and the perception that the teams who did get through qualifying are average. Is any of this fair?
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