Three-time European champions Manchester United are in serious danger of not qualifying for the Champions League next season after they were beaten by their city rivals in a Manchester Derby clash played on Wednesday night.
Manchester City defeated Manchester United 2-0 in their league clash at the Theatre of Dreams to secure Premier League summit ahead of title rivals Liverpool and also dent the Red Devils’ quest for Champions League glory.
The Premier League champions got their two goals in the second half of the game through Bernardo Silva and halftime substitute Leroy Sane who came on for the injured Fernandinho.
Manchester United struggled to create chances throughout the game with their best chance of the Derby match coming just the second goal from the visitors.
Jesse Lingard was about to tap into an empty net for an equalizer for Manchester United only for him to be put off the chance by Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany.
The win over Manchester United was more than enough to take Manchester City to the Premier League summit at the expense of Liverpool.
Manchester City have 89 points from 35 games while Liverpool have 88 points from the same no of games.
Manchester United stay in sixth position with 64 points and three points off the last Champions League place occupied by Chelsea (67 points) with three games left.
They need to beat Chelsea to have any hope of qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition next season.