Manchester United picked up a hard fought point against Liverpool on Sunday after drawing the game 0-0. With so many injuries to the team, the players needed an extra lift to get through the game and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims the fans helped provide them with that. In the end, David de Gea didn’t have a save to make and all the best chances of the game fell to United.
We saw Man United’s team spirit and togetherness, the crowd and us together. I have to say we keep praising the away fans when we come back with a win, but today the [home] fans were unbelievable. For the whole 90 minutes. The fans, they were the 12th man today.
We’ve come out with so many positives. I cannot remember David having to make a save, so we kept them out of it and we probably created one or two massive moments that we could have scored. Chris, if he was a striker, he would have got his studs on that one. Jesse’s chance, before he got the recurrence of his injury, was the biggest.
The one area of our team that didn’t suffer any injuries was the defence and they did a good job of keeping Liverpool’s attackers away from the goal, which was recognised by Solskjaer after the final whistle, but they weren’t the only players to show up, with Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba also singled out for praise.
Chris and Victor are fantastic centre-backs and they defended really well. On Luke Shaw, when they took Salah off and they still needed a goal, you know how well he’s played. I’ve got to say I’m very pleased with the defending. We know we’ve got to perform better with the ball. We can play better.
I thought Paul was outstanding. Everything he did there was a thought behind it, so he stepped up again. Scotty played fantastic. He’s played in these games before, big games, and he’s got a big-game mentality. He’s an Academy kid who was up for the game when I put the challenge to him.