Luke Shaw discloses what was said during the team talk at halftime after Man Utd lost three players to injury against Liverpool.
The Manchester United players put on a fighting display against Liverpool, as the side held Klopp’s men to a draw.
Solskjaer lost three players – Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard to injuries as the side battled in the second half to secure a point in the game.
Jurgen Klopp surprisingly failed to do justice with the great opportunity to knock United down at Old Trafford, as the host side’s makeshift midfield duo of Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira put on an impressive fight.
While Liverpool have climbed to the top of the position, albeit with a point’s lead, United are now fifth in the league after Arsenal secured a 2-0 win against Southampton.
Shaw: “I think I’ve still got another level to come. I don’t think I am really at my best and I know what I can do when I’m at my best. Of course I am happy with how it went today but there’s still more to come from me especially. And that’s me being honest” #MUFC
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) February 25, 2019
The only time Solskjaer hasn’t got a result is when injuries mess up his plan. Some will say Liverpool played better but De Gea didn’t make a save and United had the best chances.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) February 24, 2019
Luke Shaw played an excellent role in nullifying Mohamed Salah on the wing. The English defender was awarded the man of the match for his performance.
Shaw has now spoken about the halftime team talk which inspired the players to successfully fight without many of their first-team stars against Liverpool.
“We were all very disappointed with how the first half went. We didn’t play well at all.” the left-back said in a conversation with Manchester Evening News (MEN). “We gave too many balls away too cheaply and luckily that didn’t cost us.
“But we had a change of formation, we had a good chat at half-time. Everyone was going crazy. But, you know, we said ‘relax and we just need to play our game’ and I think second half was better.
Shaw further admitted that the side wasn’t at its best, and expressed his shock at the injuries.
“We still weren’t at our best but overall I think we created the best chances and I feel we should have won.
Lukaku: “He (Shaw) has always had the potential of being one of the best left backs in the world. I hope he is going to keep on delivering now. You cannot look at Luke as a prospect now, at his age he is a top player and is consistent. What more do you want from him.” #mufc [MEN]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 25, 2019
“It’s [the injuries] very strange feeling. I don’t know if it has ever happened before in a game.”
Manchester United return to action on Wednesday night as they take on Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park.