Manchester United’s hopes of securing a top-four finish suffered a blow as Manchester City thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0 to move four points clear of the Red Devils in the Premier League table.
Jose Mourinho’s men had been looking to qualify for the Champions League but with an away fixture against Arsenal – who are in desperate need of points themselves – tomorrow, they look to face an uphill task to do so with just four fixtures remaining.
They are four points behind City and Liverpool in the standings, with the latter hosting Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.
United do know they can still secure a spot in next season’s Champions League if they win the Europa League, and they are on course to reach the final after beating Celta Vigo 1-0 in the first leg of the semi-final in Spain on Thursday.
Red Devils supporters were quick to give their reaction to the Manchester City result via social media, and many of them have given up on their chance of securing a top-four finish.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Pretty much need a result at the Emirates tomorrow if United have any hope for Top 4 #MUFC
— James Williams (@jwillOHstate12) May 6, 2017
City have put the fourth place argument to sleep.. Wow… (Slow claps) ????????#mufc
— John Ranjith (@JohnRanjith) May 6, 2017
And Palace really helping City’s goal difference! 🙁 Now 7 goal difference between us and City #MUFC
— Andrew Yee (@andrewyee) May 6, 2017
Why can't we score 5 goals in 1 game? #MUFC
— Trevor Duncanson (@trevorduncanson) May 6, 2017
I officially give up on top four, #MuFC let's go fr the Europa ????????
— Benedict Muindi (@ben94_solution) May 6, 2017
— Ꮤilf (@ucheguccigoo) May 6, 2017
Thats top 4 gone! #Mufc
— Parsh (@SoS_Insane) May 6, 2017
Victory was expected for City given the weak run in they have, but 4-5 goals is damaging our goal difference! #MUFC
— KrishMUFC (@KrishnaAnand_) May 6, 2017