The Europa League may not be the most inspiring competition in the world, though the punters in the Transfer Tavern have been paying it more attention in recent years.
Chelsea won it back in 2013 of course and Liverpool made it to last year’s final, with Manchester United just a positive result away from following their bitter rivals there.
While, clearly, the Champions League is the competition everyone wants to be in, though reports from ESPN have added more glamour to the UEL.
Indeed, should they win June’s showpiece in Stockholm, United will receive that money AND be able to compete in the Champions League next season, despite some stuttering Premier League form.
Who said the Europa League was that bad, hey?