Manchester United played out a dull 0-0 away at Anfield earlier this evening, and before kick-off, if you were offered a point you’d have certainly taken it. Jose Mourinho set his side up in a typical fashion planning to play on the counter-attack, and it worked a treat.
Before the game, United had already been beaten if you believe what the media report. The love-in towards Liverpool in the build-up had implied that the three points were already theirs, but that did not happen, and Jose Mourinho was clearly delighted to point that out.
“They are a good team but they are not the last wonder of the world like you say they are.” Mourinho said in his post-match interview.
He’s right as well. Liverpool were not good this evening, and on another day Manchester United could’ve taken all three points away from that game.
Jose did exactly what was required, and going into a tough run of fixtures it was ideal to at least take one point away back down the M62. The fact that he made a point of telling the world that Liverpool aren’t as good as they think they are just made it even better.