Multiple injuries on both sides rendered their respective attacks comparatively ineffective, and the fact that the home side’s defender, Luke Shaw, was named the man of the match spoke volumes about how things went down on Sunday.
After the game, the young left-back spoke about his side’s display, whilst revealing how the entire team was “going crazy” during the half-time break.
The Englishman stated (via Telegraph): “We were all very disappointed with how the first half went. We didn’t play well at all. 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 the second half was better.”
Shaw further went on to claim that the Red Devils were the better side on the night, and should have bagged all three points from the tie.
“We still weren’t at our best but overall I think we created the best chances and I feel we should have won,” the 23-year-old added.
“We kept focused, we did our job, everyone played brilliantly I thought, especially defensively as a team. To keep Liverpool so quiet overall is a very good job by us but, like I say, we were unlucky not to score.”