Against an already relegated Huddersfield, United staggered to a 1-1 draw which terminated the hopes of the most successful team in English Premier League history of qualifying for next season’s lucrative Champions League.

Huddersfield, thrashed 5-0 by Liverpool at Anfield in its last league outing, had only won two EPL matches prior to the visit of United, earning just four points from the last 23 fixtures.

But a breakaway leveler from Isaac Mbenza ensured that the Yorkshire club not only ruined United’s chances of competing with Europe’s elite next season, but in scoring its 10th goal of the season United’s obliging defense allowed Huddersfield to escape from becoming the first side in top-flight history to have failed to reach double figures.

Scott McTominay had put United in front in the first half, but Solskjaer’s men never looked convincing. The visitors did, however, go close to snatching a late win through substitute Tahith Chong, while Paul Pogba also hit the bar — but David de Gea also needed to be alert to deny Karlan Grant in the final stages at the other end.

Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Watford means Solskjaer’s team — who are now five games without a win — cannot overtake Chelsea in third or Tottenham in fourth.

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Juan Mata and Scott McTominay look forlorn after the draw.

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