Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag now knows full well the scale of the job he has at United after the Reds had to rely on a favour from Brighton to avoid the ignominy of the Europa Conference League next season.
Liverpool emerged victors at Manchester United in the Legends of the North challenge, but the real winner were charitable causes.
While the senior side has endured a miserable season, Manchester United’s youth team, the class of 2022, provided a feel-good factor by lifting the FA Youth Cup for the first time in 11 years.
Brighton were gifted their fourth home win of the season by a lackadaisical Manchester United as they thrashed the Reds 4-0.
Manchester United produced one of the more impressive displays of the season to register a comprehensive victory against Brentford in the last home league game of the season.