Manchester United’s slim chances of securing a top four finish this season all but ended after losing 3-0 to Liverpool
at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Penalty kicks either side of half time from Steven Gerrard gave the visitors a comfortable lead, while Luis Suarez put the result beyond any doubt with a neat finish six minutes from time.
With the score at two nil, Brendan Rodgers’ side were awarded a third penalty in an incident that saw United captain Nemanja Vidic dismissed, but Gerrard, who went for the opposite corner to his previous two efforts, hit the post.
The result sees David Moyes’ men slip to seventh place, twelve points behind neighbours City in fourth having played two games more.
They will now turn their attention to Wednesday evening’s Champions League last sixteen second leg against Olympiakos, before returning to league action against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.
They then face Manuel Pellegrini’s men at Old Trafford before ending March with a home fixture against Aston Villa.
Meanwhile, bookmaker and Manchester United fan Fred Done has vowed to refund all bets that United will retain the title that were placed at his firm Betfred, according to the Mail Online.