Manchester United are fifth in the table with 46 points after 30 games, trailing fourth placed Chelsea by 5 points. They retain a hope of qualifying for the next season’s Champions League.

The Red Devils can also seal a berth in the Europe’s elite club competition by winning the Europa League this campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side already have one leg in the quarter-final after registering a 5-0 win over LASK in March.

United will face battles from the likes of Inter Milan, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sevilla and others to win the second-tier European competition.

According to Sky Italia, the Old Trafford club ‘don’t want to extend’ Alexis Sánchez’s loan deal at Inter Milan beyond this month.

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The Chilean joined Antonio Conte’s side on a season-long loan deal and the Serie A club retain an option to make his transfer permanent. The current agreement for the temporary deal runs down on June 30th.

Sky state Manchester United don’t want to strengthen their direct Europa League competitor by extending Sánchez’s stay at the San Siro until August.

This is done with a view to boosting the English side’s chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

All of this feels somewhat questionable. The two sides may not even meet in the competition, and if they did it’s not certain Sánchez would feature.