Thierry Henry praises Liverpool for forcing Man United change

The former Arsenal legend felt that Manchester United couldn't cope with Liverpool's high-pressing game

Thierry Henry has praised Liverpool for their high-pressing performance in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds looked to be edging towards a narrow win against their bitter rivals after vice-captain James Milner broke the deadlock in the first half from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba’s handball.

Liverpool managed to unsettle a Manchester United side that had won their last nine games in all competitions ahead of the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s side at Old Trafford.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho opted to revert to a direct approach in the second half and brought on towering midfielder Marouane Fellaini in search of an equaliser.

And the tactical alteration paid dividends after Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a winner with six minutes remaining at Old Trafford to rescue a point for the hosts.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United, former Arsenal striker Henry was full of praise for the 18-time English champions.

“Totally [understand the change]. Liverpool like to play a high pressure and Manchester United didn’t know how to deal with Firmino and Lallana.

“They were doing an excellent job. They decided to play long and it became a bit more difficult for Liverpool because Manchester United became a bit more dangerous. Putting them under high pressure, it suddenly became impossible.”

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