Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Sky Sports that he felt Manchester United did not deserve to win the game at Liverpool which ended in a 0-0 draw.

United certainly did not deserve to lose either.

A draw was a fair result and even though it feels disappointing because Liverpool were there for the taking.

Even if we are frustrated with the chances United did not take ourselves, we should look at the positives of the clean sheet.

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United broke one of Liverpool’s streaks

While United did not quite break Liverpool’s 68 match home unbeaten record in the Premier League, the Red Devils did manage to snap another.

This was the first time Liverpool have failed to score in a Premier League game at Anfield since October 2018.

United managed to end a run of 43 home games Liverpool had scored in during a 15 month streak.

The last team who held them at Anfield were Manchester City. Incidentally, City went on to win the 2018/19 title that season. Perhaps this will be a good omen for United.

 

Improving defence

After a horrific defensive start to the season, United have sharpened up.

United conceded 11 goals in three games against Palace, Brighton and Tottenham. Since then we have only allowed 13 against us in 15 league games.

This is an average of 0.86 goals against during the recent 15 game spell, compared to the rate of 3.6 during the terrible start to the campaign.

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The bad start to the season can be put down to many aspects, mainly a lack of rest and preparation. Since then United have done really well to tighten up.

This may have been at the risk of sacrificing some attacking flair, but it was clear something needed to be altered, and the results speak for themselves with United sitting at the top of the Premier League table.

There are still attacking tweaks which need to be made. United are not quite clicking going forward. But the defensive improvement provides a solid platform from which Solskjaer can continue to build.

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