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.
Brighton were gifted their fourth home win of the season by a lackadaisical Manchester United as they thrashed the Reds 4-0.
Manchester United displayed fight that has been lacking in recent weeks as they came from behind to earn a draw against Chelsea.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th Premier League goal but could not prevent Arsenal from beating Manchester United in a further blow to their Champions League hopes.
Manchester United’s two hefty Premier League defeats to Liverpool this season underlines just how far behind their arch-rivals.