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Some Man United fans duped by April Fools’ story claiming Man City point deduction had handed Liverpool the title

Manchester United fans got a scare last night as they were apparently duped into believing an April Fool’s story about bitter rivals Liverpool being handed the Premier League title.

According to the Sun, a post on reddit confused a number of furious Red Devils supporters as they bought a fake story claiming Manchester City had been deducted ten points over illegal recruitment of young players.

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This would have effectively handed Liverpool the title as the two teams remain so close with just a few games left, and United fans would not be a happy bunch to see Liverpool end their long title drought.

Despite Man Utd also having a rivalry with neighbours City, there’s no doubt that they have historically been in competition with Liverpool a great deal more.

And the Merseyside giants have also notably gone 29 years without winning the league – a run United fans don’t want to see end.

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