It was billed as the game that could kick-start Manchester United’s faltering season. Instead it ended any lingering hope of a storming run to Champions League qualification.
David Moyes’ future at Manchester United now looks about as bright as an X-Factor winner’s musical career.
The Red Devils suffered their worst home defeat to Liverpool since March 14 2009 when a Steven Gerrard hat-trick inspired a 4-1 thumping.
Gerrard scored two penalties, missed another after Nemanja Vidic saw red before Luis Suarez sealed United’s fate with six minutes left in a 3-0 defeat.
United are in chaos and face a must win – and must win by at least three goals Champions League tie against Olympiakos on Wednesday night before the Manchester Derby on Tuesday week.
What price Moyes being in charge if United are dumped out of Europe and fall to their cross-town rivals?
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