Jan, 18th 2021 – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side “missed an opportunity” to beat Liverpool despite being on the backfoot in the better part of the 0-0 draw, said boss after his side at Anfield.
Liverpool, without a recognized center-back and with midfielders Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in defense, dominated possession in the first half but it was United who came closest when Bruno Fernandes’ 20-yard free-kick curled inches wide.
Fernandes missed from close range before Pogba shot straight at goalkeeper Alisson Becker. United are now two points ahead of Manchester City, who moved up to second by beating Crystal Palace 4-0, and Leicester City in third.
Soslkjaer in an interview said, “I think we grew in the game and towards the end, it was there for us to win. We created two massive chances and it was two brilliant saves by the keeper.“
He added, “They are a good side and they have some injury problems but we didn’t pounce on that. We can play better than this, we can be more composed, we can have the ball more. We had to defend really often today. There are a couple of things for us to improve on.”
“We have improved and progressed. It’s not just the result we’re disappointed with, it’s some of the performance. I know these boys can play better.”
Liverpool, who have scored just one goal in their past four league games, have dropped to fourth, a point behind the Foxes.