Bruno Fernandes has suggested that Manchester United should look back on their 0-0 draw with Liverpool with pride at the fight they showed.
After a fairly dull 70 minutes at Anfield on Sunday, both goalkeepers made good saves to keep the game goalless.
Fernandes had one such shot, with Alisson Becker also denying Paul Pogba’s powerful close-range shot. David de Gea, meanwhile, palmed Thiago Alcantara’s effort away.
But much unlike the past 12 months for the Red Devils, Fernandes largely struggled to affect proceedings. Indeed, the Portuguese proved one of the quieter United players, especially as the game failed to spark into life.
As such, he posted a picture on Instagram, showing him cutting a frustrated figure.
He captioned the image: “One day when you look back, you will see that the most beautiful days were the ones you fought.”
Defences were largely on top at Anfield, with United full-backs Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka marshalling Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah well throughout.
But their work came as Liverpool dominated possession in the first half, creating a few decent chances. Although, Roberto Firmino missed a fantastic chance – arguably the best of the first half.
United showed some attacking intent in the second 45 minutes, bringing on striker Edinson Cavani.
As such, they did begin to pose Liverpool problems, culminating in Pogba’s shot.
Solskjaer points to lack of composure
Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that his side’s lack of intensity in the first half came due to a lack of composure.
He said: “It’s only a good result if we win the next game. It was an opportunity missed with the chances we had but then again we were playing a very good side. I’m disappointed but still a point is OK if you win the next one.
“We were stronger towards the end. We didn’t start at all in the first half. There wasn’t any composure and we did not try to impose ourselves.
“The team is working hard for each other.”