Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hammers home Man Utd’s title credentials with Liverpool criticism

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reaffirmed Manchester United’s Premier League title credentials by admitting he is disappointed his side only drew at Liverpool.

The Red Devils had the better chances during the 0-0 draw at Anfield, with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba forcing excellent saves from Alisson in the closing stages.

The result means United maintain their three-point advantage over champions Liverpool, while they are two points clear of second-place Leicester.

But Solskjaer insists his side squandered a major opportunity to extend their lead with victory on Merseyside – and declared they must return to winning ways against stragglers Fulham on Wednesday.

Solskjaer is disappointed United could not pick up three points at Liverpool
Solskjaer is disappointed United could not pick up three points at Liverpool

Asked whether his side passed up the chance to beat a depleted Liverpool, the Red Devils boss told Sky Sports : “Yeah I got to be honest I’m a bit disappointed at the moment.

“But still we played against a fantastic team and they had more of the possession.

“You want to go here and, with the injuries they have had lately, you think you can get a result but we didn’t.

Alisson made two fantastic saves to deny the Red Devils late on
Alisson made two fantastic saves to deny the Red Devils late on

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“A point might be okay if win the next one.”

Despite his side’s hard-earned point at Anfield, Solskjaer’s was frustrated his side’s performance did not warrant three points.

Solskjaer added: “I don’t think we played well enough to win, especially first-half.

“I think we grew in the game and toward the end it was there for us to win. We created two massive chances and it was two brilliant saves by the keeper.

“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. I thought we gave the ball away too often. Some moments we miss, when Marcus [Rashford] makes his runs in behind.

“Maybe we don’t pass it every time he runs and sometimes we miss it when he should have had it. So, a couple of things we need to improve on.”

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