UEFA has decided on whether Manchester United can play in Europa League next season given the situation with Nice

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Manchester United has been given the go ahead to play in the Europa League Cup next season although it is against UEFA’s laws to allow clubs owned by same people to compete in same competition.

Manchester United and Ligue 1 team, Nice are owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos and so ordinarily they can’t all play in the Europa league as they have both qualified.

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Per UEFA’s integrity law, when two clubs with same owners qualify for the same competition, only one would be permitted to enter with the one who finished better in their respective home league given the chance to represent and given that Nice finished 5th and United 8th but going on win the FA Cup which gave them the green card into Europa league, that created a conflict but for next season UEFA says, they will allow both clubs to compete but under conditions according to The Times.

It’s also been added that the 2024-25 season will be viewed as a transitional one, and there ‘won’t be as much leeway’ in future years.

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A document seen by the Times says that a blind trust would be a ‘temporary alternative granted on an exceptional basis’ for next season and that changes to multi-club ownership rules could change in future years.

The ruling would also mean that both Manchester City and Girona will be allowed to compete in the Champions League.


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