What happens if Leicester City win the Champions League & Man Utd win the Europa League?

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The race for a place in the Premier League’s top four looks set
to be the most exciting for some time, with up to six sides
fighting it out to finish in the three places behind
champions-elect Chelsea.


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But there could yet be a final twist in the tail for one
of those sides even if they do secure fourth-place in the
top-flight.

The winners of both the Champions League and Europa League are
guaranteed participation in next season’s Champions League
while no country is allowed more than five participants in the
competition.

That means, if both Leicester City and Manchester United go
on to lift European silverware and finish outside the top
four, then only the top three in the Premier League will
qualify for Europe’s premier club competition.

Leicester will almost certainly finish outside the top four
given their domestic struggles this season, and
though they are huge outsiders to go on and win the
Champions League, their recent upturn in form means they will
likely be a match for anyone.

United, meanwhile, sit sixth in the Premier League table
despite a 17-match unbeaten run, with fixture congestion
meaning they remain outsiders for a top-four finish. They are,
however, heavy favourites to go on and win the Europa League.

And so while both remain in European competition, the likes of
Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal may need to start
thinking about ending up in the top three, rather than
just settling for a fourth-place finish.

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