It seems more often than not, you came away from a Liverpool-Manchester United game at least slightly underwhelmed.
This afternoon was no different, with the 0-0 draw at Anfield hardly a game that will live long in the memory. Liverpool started the game the better of the side, but Manchester United created more clearcut opportunities in the second half.
Overall, a draw was a fair result.
That isn't to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won't be slightly disappointed with the outcome. Getting a result at Anfield is never an easy thing to do, but considering the struggles Jurgen Klopp's side are going through at the minute, they might not get a better opportunity to come away with three points.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Roy Keane said that United should have done better with the couple of decent chances that fell their way. He also hinted that Liverpool are no longer the force they once were.
🗣 "Liverpool have lost their spark"
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We knew Liverpool would be quick out of the blocks. As we said, they haven't played for nine or ten days.
They were always going to be on the back foot, United, for the first half an hour. They were sloppy in some of their play, but as the game went on and it because stretched and United made one or two substitutions, you knew United would get them opportunities. It was just a matter of whether they could take them.
You can't say Liverpool are playing badly, but they've lost their spark definitely. When you get the opportunities like Pogba did there, it's so disappointing.
We've been giving Pogba a bit of a big build up, we've been quick to criticise him, but that was a moment for him to say 'listen'. If he wants to be the main man, he has to take that chance.
I wouldn't be too critical of United because they showed a good mentality. I thought the back four, who always worry me, were brilliant. They really were, I know they gave up one or two chances in the first half an hour.
Shaw was brilliant defensively and going forward. When I look at the chances United created, Rashford for me never showed up and Fernandes didn't play that great either, but they still created the two best chances I think in the game. Huge moments.
Manchester United remain three points of their biggest rivals in the table and on top of the Premier League. However, Manchester City could overtake them if they win both of their games in hand.
As for Liverpool, they will be looking to remedy their attacking woes after going three league games without a goal for the first time in 15 years.