Manchester United were good value for their point at home to Liverpool this weekend. In fact, it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men who carved out the better chances.
Injuries decimated the squad and it was a credit to the fighting spirit of the players out there, who never stopped working throughout. In the end, the 0-0 draw was probably a fair result.
For their performances, two United players have earned their spot in Garth Crooks’ BBC Team of the Week; and I’m delighted for the pair for different reasons.
First up, it’s worth noting that Alisson was included, which tells you everything you need to know about which team were on the front-foot.
I’d also like to suggest that Luke Shaw is mightily unlucky to not see his name in the team. I thought that was his best defensive performance as a United player.
Victor Lindelof was an absolute warrior. He put his head on everything that came his way, positionally he was wonderful and he became a real leader for the back line. It says a lot that he was probably our worst defender at the season’s start. Right now, he’s comfortably our best.
Then you have Paul Pogba. Usually, you’d expect to see the Frenchman in teams like this following goals scored or assists provided. Instead, he put in a mature performance, sitting deeper to stop Liverpool marauding forward. Sure, there is no doubt he’d have liked to have affected the game in the final third, but needs must, and he stepped up when we