West Ham make point and Manchester United confirm second-place finish

This was the kind of lethargic performance that José Mourinho has in mind when he warns that Manchester United will continue to exist in the shadow of their formidable neighbours next season. They are 19 points behind City and although this forgettable draw ensured that Mourinho’s side will finish second, a club of United’s might can only wince at the distance between them and Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking champions.

The gap is vast and it will be a struggle for United to close it as long as they continue to toil against opponents as limited as West Ham, whose lack of ambition did little to further David Moyes’s argument for a new contract.

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