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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Ole: We have turned corner

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CATALYST: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes their performance against Liverpool could kick-start their season. Photo: PA
CATALYST: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes their performance against Liverpool could kick-start their season. Photo: PA

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes that a controversial draw at home to Liverpool can be the turning point in a poor season for his Manchester United side.

Even though they had to settle for a point despite leading for 50 minutes after Marcus Rashford's opening goal, the United boss was upbeat after the draw which ended Liverpool's 100% start to the Premier League season.

"It was a great response from the boys. We have a team that works for each other and maybe this will turn their season," Solskjaer said after avoiding defeat that has eased the pressure on him as United boss.

"They are disappointed because they feel we should have won. Our fans showed they can see what's happening and we will get there."

But Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was stinging in his criticism of United's defensive approach as well as the VAR decisions which saw United awarded a hotly-contested goal, with another goal denied to his side, before Adam Lallana levelled late on.

"In the end we have to be happy with the point, that's clear, but we are not happy with the performance overall," he said.

"I'm not the person who should be frustrated by Man United's style. It is just a fact when we come here. This year, last year, the year before, they just defend, that's how it is.

"When you think about when United plays against Liverpool, you think both teams are trying like this and that but it's not usually."

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