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Man Utd star Luke Shaw explains dressing room reaction to Liverpool draw

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Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has explained the reaction of his team-mates following Sunday’s goalless draw at Liverpool. United remain top of the Premier League table, three points clear of Liverpool and two ahead of second-placed Leicester City.

Liverpool dominated possession on Merseyside but the best chances of the match arguably fell to the visitors.

Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba both forced Reds goalkeeper Alisson into smart saves.

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the league at Anfield, stretching their run to 68 matches without defeat at home.

But Shaw has revealed that the United dressing room was not best pleased with only getting a point.

“It’s a bit flat in the dressing room,” Shaw told the BBC.

“They had the majority of the ball but we all felt we could have won the game. They had chances but not clear-cut like ours.

“A point is better than none.

“We didn’t start well and we were on the back foot straight away. We dug in and created good chances.”

Shaw also explained what it was like to play against Liverpool in front of an empty Anfield.

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He added: “We said before the game coming down the one-way street that you usually see all the fans.

“It did feel a bit flat but we need to get used to this. It doesn’t feel like fans are coming back any time soon. But we’re professional footballers, we need to clear all that out.”

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also felt his side could have performed better on the day.

“It’s only a good result if we win the next game,” Solskjaer said.

“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. We didn’t have any composure or try to impose ourselves.

“The team is working hard for each other.

“We have improved and progressed. It’s not just the result we’re disappointed with, it’s some of the performances. I know these boys can play better.

“Fair play to them – with two central midfielders at the back and to defend as well as they did shows their quality.”

United visit Fulham in the league on Wednesday (8.15pm) before welcoming Liverpool to Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup next Sunday.

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