Jose Mourinho once again parked the bus at Anfield after another 0-0 draw between Liverpool and Man Utd in this afternoons early kick-off in the Premier League.
United only had 38% of the possession this afternoon at Anfield and managed only six touches in the opposition box with one shot on target all game.
Mourinho set-up his side similar to last years 0-0 draw, which saw big criticism of him with media outlets and pundits saying he parked the bus. After todays performance, experts, pundits and media outlets are echoing the same over again.
The Red Devils came into the game in fine form, joint top of the table and only in second place on goal difference. They have been free scoring in the first seven games and very tight at the back. Many people expected Mourinho side to be more adventures this afternoon, instead they was treated to the fine art of parking a bus at the back.
After the game Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticised the tactics adopted by the away team by stating in his pre-match interview: “Manchester United came here for a point and got it. We came for the three points ad didn’t get it.
“For sure you could not play this way at Liverpool but its ok for Manchester United”
Liverpool had the best chance of the game, but for a fine world class save from David De Gea after a close range shot from Joel Matip, the scores stayed 0-0 at half-time.
United’s best chance came when Romelu Lukaku went through one on one and shot from close range straight at Simon Mignolet who pulled off a fine save.
Liverpool had the best of the second half, with a half chance that went over the bar from Emre Can, and the home side thought they was denied a penalty when Andre Herrera clipped Philippe Coutinho just inside the edge of the box only for the referee to turn it down.
United managed zero shots at goal in the second half and went away happy with the draw.