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Solskjaer rues 'opportunity missed' for Man Utd in Liverpool stalemate

Manchester United stayed top of the Premier League with a goalless draw against Liverpool.

The top-of-the-table clash did not live up to the hype, as these games so often do.

The Reds dominated possession in the first-half but United came closest to scoring when Bruno Fernandes' free-kick almost beat Alisson.

Fernandes was denied again by the Brazilian before Reds midfielder Thiago came close to scoring from long-range.

Alisson was the hero for Jurgen Klopp's side when he denied Paul Pogba from close range.

The result means United two points ahead of Leicester City in second.

Liverpool, who have scored one point in their last four games, are a point behind the Foxes.

Speaking after the game, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lamented his side's inability to take their chances.

"It's only a good result if we win the next game," said Solskjaer.

"It was an opportunity missed with the chances we had, but then again we were playing a very good side. I'm disappointed, but still a point is OK if you win the next one.

"We have improved and progressed. It's not just the result we're disappointed with, it's some of the performance. I know these boys can play better.

"Fair play to them - with two central midfielders at the back and to defend as well as they did, showed their quality."

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