Erik ten Hag says Manchester United ‘belongs in the Champions League’ after earning place with 4-1 win over Chelsea

(CNN) — Manchester United secured a return to the Champions League next season with an emphatic 4-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Liverpool had closed the gap with United in fourth place – the final Champions League qualification spot – to just three points after an upturn in form in recent weeks and needed a Chelsea victory to ensure the race went down to the final day.