Both sides had nothing to play for besides pride at Old Trafford this afternoon.
And Nathaniel Mendez-Liang ensured the Bluebirds went down singing as they showed they had the quality in their ranks to remain in the Premier League – it was just too little, too late.
More so, it was probably a testament of how much Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have fallen from grace now that his honeymoon period is well and truly over.
United finished sixth in the table and missed out on Champions League football for another season.
There is an air of uncertainty surrounding the club heading into the summer with a massive squad overhaul long overdue.
Star midfielder Pogba is one man expected to depart, with Real Madrid strongly linked with the Frenchman.
Red Devils supporters have been unimpressed with the impact £89million Pogba has had since rejoining the club from Juventus.
And he was captured having a heated argument with fans at the end of their latest defeat.