Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted that there was some 'screaming and shouting' during the half-time interval against Liverpool on Sunday.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, the France international, who has established himself as one of the Red Devils' key midfielders recently, has explained that screaming and shouting at half-time is normal for a club looking to win a 'derby'.
United, of course, went in at the break all square with Liverpool but failed to register a single shot on target during the opening 45 minutes at Anfield.
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In truth, despite the Red Devils' impressive defensive display, they flattered to deceive at times during proceedings.
But Schneiderlin and his Manchester United teammates rallied at half-time and secured all three points thanks to a late goal from captain Wayne Rooney.
Schneiderlin speaks out
When discussing the match, United midfielder Schneiderlin stated: “In the first half, we didn’t win enough second balls. Sometimes we won the first ball but not the second ball.
“When we came into the dressing room after the first half, there was some screaming and shouting but of course that is normal because in a derby you cannot lose the battle.
“Liverpool are a very high pressing team and we knew if we kept a clean sheet we would have a chance to win the game."
Ultimately, United fans should be happy that their players were firing each other up at half-time. It was clear for all to see that they needed to up their game on Merseyside and they managed to secure a terrific win in the process.
By no means are Manchester United the finished article - they were lucky against Jurgen Klopp's side - but they will take great heart from such an important result. It will be a challenge to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, but the United players will now be determined to find some momentum.
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