Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad missed the chance to overtake the Foxes and Chelsea last Monday when they could only draw with Southampton, but they now have another massive opportunity after the emphatic Spurs victory.
United are not in the league this weekend as they will instead face Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinals and play their game in hand when they face little West Ham on Wednesday.
If United defeats the Hammers, they will advance three points over Leicester before the two teams meet on the last day of the season.
But United could take all the drama out of the game if they manage to win by a big margin against another former David Moyes coach as they are now tied for goals with Leicester and could give themselves a safety net to take the fourth place even if they lose to King Power.
The odds are now well in favor of United returning to the Champions League and fans have thanked Mourinho for the favor.
If United avoid the midweek defeat to West Ham, a draw will be enough to secure Champions League qualification.