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Manchester United played out a hard fought 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield to stay three points clear of their bitter rivals.

Luke Shaw was the stand-out performer while Fred looked a little off the pace.

Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba both missed huge chances in the second-half to win the game but afterwards Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed pleased.

Pogba, 27, was asked to play wide on the right in a bid to help null the threat from Liverpool’s left flank.

With Aaron Wan-Bissaka kept busy with Sadio Mane, Pogba was tasked with tracking back and covering flying full-back Andrew Robertson.

And, despite often being considered an attacking playmaker, the 2018 World Cup winner excelled.

After the game, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “I thought Paul was absolutely brilliant today.

“We knew he had to do a job defensively to help us with Robertson.

“And I thought he was excellent and should have got the goal his performance deserved.”

However, Solskjaer did suggest Man Utd have plenty of things to ‘improve on’, including their composure.

United had a couple of gilt-edged chances to steal all three points, only to be denied superbly by Reds stopper Alisson.

Solskjaer continued: “I think we grew in the game and toward the end it was there for us to win.

“We created two massive chances and it was two brilliant saves by the keeper.

“We can play better than this, we can be more composed, we can have the ball more.

“We had to defend really often today… There are a couple of things for us to improve on.”

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