Mourinho blames Liverpool for boring showdown

Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool Five things we learned from dour draw

The clash between Liverpool and Manchester United on Monday evening was one of little excitement and few talking points.

United rallied impressively and extended their unbeaten run to a fifth straight match on Monday, securing a hard-fought point from the tense goalless draw at Liverpool. United was the opponent then, too, but under Louis van Gaal.

"I think it was their intention to try and control us, which they also did well", he said.

However, David de Gea produced fine saves to deny Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho, securing United a hard-earned point.

Ibrahimovic fluffed is lines with United's best chance, failing to convert Paul Pogba's cross with a header, but the former Sweden global was content to take a point back to Manchester.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes things will soon click into place at improving Manchester United.

So far he's played every minute of every Premier League game for United and although Ibrahimovic has threatened and worked hard, at 35 it'll be tough for him to maintain the same levels of sharpness playing so much football.

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"How many shots on target did Liverpool have today, Two?" "It is their problem, not our problem". Second half, we had them but De Gea was finally warm and made brilliant saves.

Adam Lallana, so impressive this term, was brought on in a bid to add extra attacking menace, with Coutinho nearly finding just that with an exceptional 30-yard strike that De Gea superbly turned wide.

Neville followed up by tagging the Premier League and FA into the tweet, although what the two would be able (or want) to do about fans taking pictures of Mourinho remains unknown.

He however failed to take the chance he had been given, remaining anonymous for most of the game apart from a superb second half cross for Ibrahimovic that the Swede failed to convert.

After that, Liverpool was on top.

Liverpool responded four minutes later with their first truly risky opportunity when Joel Matip played a ball through to Emre Can, who danced around the United defence before striking a low shot that De Gea did well to palm aside.

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