Man Utd face a fight for survival in the Europa League

Atletico Madrid have to be careful of what they say about the Europa Leagues and their Europa League chances as they try to defend their place in the competition.

Man Utd must get over the hurdle of their own demise if they want to stay in the UEFA Europa League, according to a report in Corriere dello Sport on Thursday.

The newspaper claimed that Man Utt could miss out on the Europa as the group stage and could be dragged through the group stages if they fail to qualify in the group.

Man United have also had a difficult time qualifying for the Europa after they were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the competition last season.

A possible exit to the Europa league would certainly give Man Utts hope as they are already on course for Champions League qualification.