Liverpool and Manchester United had to settle for a point on ‘Red Monday’ as the two sides drew 0...
Liverpool and Manchester United had to settle for a point on ‘Red Monday’ as the two sides drew 0-0 at Anfield.
It was a stop-start game from beginning to end; opportunities coming at a premium as Jose Mourinho’s men were happy to put men behind the ball.
However, David de Gea made two crucial second-half saves to deny firstly Emre Can’s low shot, then Philippe Coutinho’s 30-yard effort that was destined for the top corner.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic came closest for the visitors when he headed wide at the back post from Paul Pogba’s cross. The Swede will have expected to put the ball on target.
It was the first domestic draw between the sides in five years and their first scoreless meeting since September 2005.
The outcome looked a distinct possibility from the outset as fouls broke up the play, with few moments of note in a dull first half under the Anfield floodlights
But the breakthrough would not come and Liverpool settled for their first goalless draw at home in the Premier League in 33 games, the last coming in December 2014 against Sunderland. Liverpool are now 4th with 17 points while United languish in 7th place