Louis van Gaal conceded that Manchester United may need to win the Europa League to qualify for next season's Champions League after a 2-1 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday. Bidding to close the six-point gap separating them from the Champions League places, United fell behind in the third minute when Wahbi Khazri's free-kick from wide on the Sunderland left crept in. Anthony Martial levelled before half-time, but an unfortunate 82nd-minute own goal by United goalkeeper David de Gea gifted Sunderland the points and increased the pressure on embattled United manager Van Gaal.
Wales continued their Six Nations dominance over Scotland with a hard-fought 27-23 triumph at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. A seventh minute solo try from Gareth Davies had put Warren Gatland's men in front, before Scotland took control. Tommy Seymour crossed five minutes later and three penalties from Greig Laidlaw put Scotland in position to end their 14-year wait for a win in Cardiff.