Herrera Proud Of ‘Toothless’ Manchester United

By Adebayo Williams

Manchester United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has said that he is proud of his teammates after they held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield. The match, thought by many to showcase the very best of football, was rather disappointing as Jose Mourinho’s boys failed to make any real threat. In a match Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp picked his side’s first clean sheet of the season as the only positive, Herrera says his team never filed out of the tunnel planning to play a draw. He hailed his side’s resilience at Liverpool’s direct and close-down markings.

United were restricted to 35 per cent possession and had only one shot on target, though Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed the best chance of the match when he headed Paul Pogba’s cross back across the six-yard line away from Loris Karius’s goal.

“We were better in first half, they were better in the second half,” he told Sky Sports . “David de Gea made two good saves in the second half but Zlatan missed a fantastic chance.

“No one wanted to lose but we can take a lot from this game. Now we have to win matches – we want to be champions and we have to win matches.

“We tried to win every duel, every ball. We knew it would be a big fight, they’re in a very good moment, they press a lot and want to win every ball and we were prepared for that.

“We always want to win but we showed we’re a big team and we’re going to fight for everything. I’m very proud of every team-mate.”

Ashley Young, however, hinted that the Red Devils might approach every top match as they did at Anfield. He praised his mates for their team spirit.

“There were chances for both teams but we knew what our job was,” he said. “We defended to a man. We had chances to win but it’s a tough place to come, [though] we’d have liked the win.

“You don’t want to lose at a place like this. We’re disappointed we didn’t get the three points but fought to the end and we’ve got great team spirit.

“We did a fantastic job, I think we can be very proud of our team, every player gave everything and this is how we have to play big matches.”

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