Manchester United missed out on the opportunity to extend their lead at the top after playing out a goalless draw at Anfield. United created a couple of great chances late on in the game, but failed to score against a makeshift Liverpool defence featuring Henderson and Fabinho.
Speaking after the game Solskjaer admitted he was disappointed with the result and his team’s performance. The United manager added “We didn’t deserve the three points because we didn’t play well enough.”
“We didn’t impose ourselves on the game, especially first half. We grew in the game and thought it was there to win in the second half and created two massive chances.”
“We can play better than this, we know that. We can be more composed; we can have the ball more. We had to defend really often, and we gave the ball away too often. A couple of things we need to improve on.“
United had more shots on target, and were denied by a couple of great saves by Alisson late in the game to preserve Liverpool’s home record.
“I’ve got to be honest and say I’m disappointed at the moment. With the injuries they have had lately, you want to come here and get a result. We didn’t, but a point might be OK if we win the next one.”
Roy Keane’s verdict on the draw
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane said Solskjaer should be okay with the result, and added “There’s been real progress. The next part is the hardest part. If you want to win the league, you have to win these tight games. They haven’t quite shown that yet.“
“But overall, I’d be pleased with their performance. They should be encouraged by it, without a doubt.”
“I wouldn’t be too critical of United. They showed a good mentality. The back four was brilliant.”
“Rashford didn’t turn up, Fernandes didn’t play well, but they still created the best two chances in the game.”