Manchester United’s Champions League absence cost them €52million

BT Sport also confirmed that British teams involved in this year’s biggest continental competitions – Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Celtic, Liverpool, and Tottenham – will be broadcast at least once free-to-air.


“We’ve got a good league, it’s quite entertaining, but it’s not really thought out in terms of Champions League and global football“.

I think it’s sad, I think it’s bad”, Mourinho stated when asked about being the only British representative to win.

Fernandinho has dismissed talk of Manchester City running away with the Premier League, insisting December will be the crucial month.

The club, synonymous with the “old Trafford” Ground in Manchester, UK, had a second trophy-less season in 2014-15.

United failed to qualify for the Champions League in 2013-14, for the first time since 1995, after finishing seventh in the Premier League in the first season after the departure of legendary manager Alex Ferguson.

Half of the 10 top performing summer signings are at Leicester or Crystal Palace, helping them to secure 2nd and 6th spots in the Premier League, respectively.

He continued: “With the Champions League group stage starting tonight and the Capital One Cup beginning next week, we are back to playing twice a week now and the games will come thick and fast for the foreseeable future”.

According to former England worldwide Paul Parker, this trend is unlikely to change this season.

With the group stage about to kick off tomorrow, a new Champions League app has launched on PS4. The 2007-08 season is a case in point where two English teams, United and Chelsea, played the final.


“Whilst in the past we have been successful, but nothing like as successful as were when it was a straightforward knock out competition, one or two of our successes have been quite fortuitous in the Champions League“. United were also busy in the transfer market previous year with the high profile purchase of Angel Di Maria, who cost United nearly £20 million.

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