LONDON – Manchester United snatched an important 3-1 away win against Middlesbrough on Sunday in week 29 of the Premier League at Riverside Stadium, and finally managed to escape the sixth place on the table.
The Red Devils have therefore revived their chances to end the season within the big four, and secure a direct ticket to the Champions League.
The Belgian Marouane Fellaini opened the score for Manchester United 30 minutes into the first half, before Jesse Lingard scored again for the Red Devils at the 62-minute mark.
Middlesbrough’s Rudy Gestede hit back 15 minutes later, before Antonio Valencia scored the decisive third goal in the third minute of added time.
Currently, Manchester United holds fifth position in the Premier League with 52 points, after spending a few weeks stuck in sixth position, despite a good winning streak.
On the other hand, the Smoggies seem to have settled for relegation as the season approaches its final stretch, as Middlesbrough currently holds 19th position with 22 points.