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Ince: ‘you don’t go to Anfield to defend'

Mon 18 January 2021 | 12:12

Paul Ince was disappointed with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s approach at Anfield.

Manchester United

missed their chance to score against


as their manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

decided to defend deep and let the Reds dominate possession in the first half.

It was a similar approach that

Jose Mourinho

took against Liverpool when he was in charge at Old Trafford.

Now Liverpool have extended their unbeaten home record to 68 games as they drew 0-0 against United on Sunday.

Paul Ince

has expressed his disappointment as he believes they should not have defended deep at Anfield.

“You could see the game plan with Manchester United, you saw it from the first whistle – they defended very, very deep,” Ince said. “I thought United were very poor in the first half.

“I remember a few years ago when Mourinho took United to Anfield, he parked the bus and got absolutely slaughtered for it – that’s exactly what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did in the first half.

“We knew they were going to defend and rely on their quick players like Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to counter-attack Liverpool, but I’ve played in Man United teams, you don’t go to Anfield to defend.

“Especially at a time where they’ve got two of their best midfield players playing at center-half and they haven’t scored in the last two games.

“I wanted to see them have a go at Liverpool because they were there for the taking.

“This was an opportunity for Man United to go there and show what they were all about, but they just sat deep and it disappoints me.”

source: SportMob