Manchester United remain distant spectators in a Premier League title race in which Liverpool continue to chase Manchester City but showed plenty of spirit as they twice equalised in a 2-2 draw with in-form Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Storm clouds have been gathering over Jose Mourinho’s misfiring United side and on a wet night in the north west they again looked well short of being contenders for the top four.
It was the first United v Arsenal clash since 1986 not featuring either Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger in the dugout.
Liverpool also fell behind but came back in full force to beat Burnley 3-1 and cut the gap on leaders Manchester City to two points.
Tottenham Hotspur climbed to third with a 3-1 win over Southampton while Chelsea hung on to fourth spot, above Arsenal on goal difference, despite a 2-1 shock defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers who ended a run of six games without a win.