Erik ten Hag's first year in charge of Manchester United is focused on securing a return to the Champions League, which is considered the minimum requirement for the season
Man United needs one point from two home games to secure Champions League qualification.
Man United and its fans dread the possibility of missing out on the top four and giving the final Champions League spot to Liverpool
Returning to the Champions League is crucial for Ten Hag's mission to restore Manchester United's former glories after struggling since Alex Ferguson's retirement.
Qualifying for the Champions League boosts Manchester United's global reputation and revenue through prize money and commercial deals.
The estimated cost of missing out on Champions League qualification is around $48 million for Manchester United, highlighting the financial significance of securing a place.
Champions League qualification aids Ten Hag's recruitment plans and strengthens United's position in transfer negotiations by offering elite European competition to potential targets