Jamie Redknapp defends Man United’s performance at Liverpool FC

The Liverpool legend defends Jose Mourinho's approach to Manchester United's goalless draw at Anfield

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Uefa handout

Jamie Redknapp has defended Jose Mourinho’s tactics in Manchester United’s goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

The Red Devils managed to secure a point at the home of their bitter rivals thanks to a rugged performance in a dour stalemate on Merseyside.

Manchester United adopted a negative approach to the Premier League clash despite the Red Devils scoring 21 times in seven games ahead of their trip to Anfield.

Liverpool had also conceded 12 times in their opening seven fixtures in the Premier League which should have given Manchester United confidence of finding the net at Anfield.

However, Mourinho settled on a conservative approach to the Premier League clash for a second successive season at Liverpool to leave Reds supporters infuriated again.

Former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Redknapp defended Mourinho’s approach to the Premier League clash as Manchester United picked up an important point in the title race.

“You have to take into account the history and rivalry of Liverpool and United,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“You will always take a point at Liverpool regardless of whether they are good or indifferent.

“A point against Liverpool is always a good point.

“Could United have been more attacking? Of course they could.

“At the end of the season, people won’t be saying they didn’t play well at Anfield, but got a point.

“If you open up against Liverpool, then you will get done what Arsenal had done to them.”

Manchester United are looking to win their first Premier League title since 2013 when the club’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson got his hands on his final top-flight crown.

The Red Devils signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window.

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