In a titanic English Premier League match this weekend, Manchester United played out a pulsating 1:1 draw with table-toppers Liverpool in a match many had expected them to lose (which would have piled pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer).
Marcus Rashford finished neatly from Daniel James' cross in the 36th minute but Liverpool struck back when substitute Lallana arrived unmarked at the far post to score from Andy Robertson's cross five minutes from time.
After the match, former United boss Mourinho felt that Manchester United should be “proud” of their display against the table-toppers. “Ole and United, after such a fantastic effort, I think they may feel a bit disappointed with one mistake and two points they lost,” the 'Special One' told Sky Sports.
“At the beginning of the game, I was asking United for heart. They had it – but [also] more than that. They were organised, they had a game-plan and they stuck to it. “They couldn’t keep the defensive intensity for 90 minutes. In the end of the game, Liverpool were on top of them and so probably the result is fair. If were Ole, I would be proud and frustrated, because I think the boys gave everything.” End of quote.
The result left Manchester United in 13th place in the Premier League table with 10 points from their first nine games. Liverpool remain on top with 25 points.