Manchester United draw 0-0 with Liverpool on Sunday and man of the match Luke Shaw, who marked the league’s top scorer Mo Salah out of the game, revealed the dressing room went crazy at half-time at being disappointed with their showing in the first 45 minutes.
We were all very disappointed with how the first half went. We didn’t play well at all. We gave too many balls away too cheaply and luckily that didn’t cost us. But we had a change of formation, we had a good chat at half-time. Everyone was going crazy.
We said: ‘Relax and we just need to play our game’. I think second half was better. We still weren’t at our best but overall I think we created the best chances and I feel we should have won.
With injuries keeping Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic out of the squad, United suffered further injuries to Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera. Marcus Rashford was also injured, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealing that his ankle looked like a balloon after the game, but we had to keep him on the field for the full game after using up our substitutions in the first half.
It’s very strange feeling. I don’t know if it has ever happened before in a game. But, look, we’re professional footballers so we need to be able to deal with that and adapt to whatever is thrown at us on the pitch.
Of course it’s not easy, especially the players we lost. It’s quite hard to take. We had two injuries during the week as well that sort of changed the team. But, no, we kept focused, we did our job, everyone played brilliantly I thought, especially defensively as a team. To keep Liverpool so quiet overall is a very good job by us but, like I say, we were unlucky not to score.