Aston Villa were well beaten by the newly promoted Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, while Everton suffered a narrow defeat to Chelsea at Goodison Park
Even though Gerrard has been praised for bringing a positive mood around the club, Aston Villa could only manage a 14th-place finish last campaign.
Rennes and Aston Villa will face each other in their final pre-season friendly at the Roazhon Park on Saturday.
Manchester United could only finish sixth with 58 points, while Aston Villa managed a 14th-place finish with just 45 points on board.
Aston Villa have made three promising signings in Boubacar Kamara, Diego Carlos and Philippe Coutinho this summer.
Beale will be in charge of the EFL Championship club on a three-year contract and will succeed Mark Warburton whose contract expired at the end of the season.
When all hope seemed lost, City turned around the game in a matter of five minutes, as Gundogan scored twice to help them defend their Premier League title.
Kamara was just aged 5 when he entered the Olympique de Marseille Academy before making his way through all the categories.
In the unlikely event that both teams finish on the same number of points, City will win the title due to a superior goal difference.
Daniels is also the first professional player in British men's football to publicly come out since Justin Fashanu.