Gary Neville believes Manchester United are ‘sleepwalking’ in a top-four run after the Red Devils fell to a third straight draw at Crystal Palace.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side put on a lackluster display at Selhurst Park and have won just one of their last five games in the division.
Liverpool host Chelsea on Thursday night and both clubs will want to close the gap on their out of form rivals.
Neville said on Sky Sports: “They (United) looked lethargic and well off, their body language seemed really exhausted.
“I thought they would cement second place by collecting points at places like Crystal Palace. Now Liverpool and Chelsea will think they have a good chance.
“It wasn’t a good night for United. No matter who’s in charge you can’t be boring and it was boring tonight.
“They are sleepwalkers in games. They’re going to finish in a top four race if they’re not careful.
Solskjaer couldn’t hide his disappointment after his side failed to take advantage of their opportunity to consolidate their place at second in the top-level table.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s disappointing. We were just a little out of the way. If you are not perfect, you will not win games.
“Sometimes it’s human nature, sometimes you don’t work your best. Today we have not. It’s been a long season but everyone has the same season.
“We continued to give the ball away. There were times in the first half where we created pressure, had half-decent chances, but we kept giving it away. Then you don’t build momentum and that’s the game you get. “