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How Manchester United players reacted in dressing room to Liverpool draw

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 18/01/2021 Liam Corless

Manchester United's dressing room was a 'flat' place after Sunday's draw with Liverpool, according to man of the match Luke Shaw.

United went into the game three points ahead of the champions and after the opening 20 minutes had the better of the game, with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford all spurning good opportunities in the second half.

United were guaranteed to finish the weekend at the top of the table as long as they avoided defeat on Merseyside but there was a huge sense of disappointment among the players following the final whistle.

"Looking back at the game we didn’t start well at all, but we stuck in and defended well and towards the end we had the better chances and two chances on another day we’d have scored," Shaw told MUTV. "That happens in football and a point is better than none, a point here you can look at in a few weeks as a very good point.

"The changing room is very flat, it’s not what we wanted, we came here to win, not to get a point. We felt so confident with the way recent results have been going for us."

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On United's position at the summit of the table, Shaw said: "We need to try not to focus too much on the table at the moment. There's still a long way to go but we need to ignore the results going on around us and just focus on ourselves. Fulham is a massive game on Wednesday and it's not going to be easy so we need to get ourselves up for that game."

By the time United take to the turf at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, they will have gone a full year without losing away from home in the Premier League.

"It's nice to hold that record but we need to push that record on at home," Shaw said of United's incredible form on the road. "We need to be better at home. Looking at our away form is brilliant but when you look at our home form, it needs to improve. We need to keep pushing and hopefully we can go away on Wednesday and get a good result against Fulham."

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