This would be a truly horrible, if very unlikely outcome…
If Manchester United win the Europa League and finish outside the top four, and Leicester City win the Champions League and finish outside the top four, then fourth place will only earn Europa League qualification.
New UEFA rules state that a maximum of five teams from one country can enter the Champions League, which is more than the previous four. This was introduced so teams winning the Champions League but finishing outside the top four (like Chelsea did in 2012), wouldn’t push out their fourth placed team domestically.
However, with Europa League victory also earning automatic Champions League qualification, wins for both Leicester and United would have a knock-on effect to the Premier League.
The Europa League draw is very weak and United are odds-on favourites to win it, but Leicester’s chances of winning the Champions League are remarkably slim. Of course, they should never be ruled out, having won the title last season.
If Liverpool finish fourth and United take our Champions League spot, it’ll be too much to handle!