Luke Shaw reveals 'everyone was going crazy' in Man Utd dressing room at half-time vs Liverpool

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It was a funny old game at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Inside the first-minute, Liverpool were given an indirect free-kick in United’s penalty area after David de Gea handled Ashley Young’s back-pass.

And it set the tone for a rather bizarre goalless draw.

The home side had to make three substitutions in the opening 45 minutes after Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard all sustained injuries.

As for Liverpool, they had to replace Roberto Firmino for Daniel Sturridge after the Brazilian twisted his ankle.

The stop-start nature of the first-half didn’t help either side but Liverpool had dominated possession with the Red Devils looking rather shaky.

It must have been a rather difficult half-time team talk for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


And Luke Shaw, who picked up the Man of the Match award for his performance, has given an insight into the ‘crazy’ 15 minutes inside the dressing room.

“We were all very disappointed with how the first half went. We didn't play well at all,” Shaw said, per the Telegraph. “We gave too many balls away too cheaply and luckily that didn't cost us.

"But we had a change of formation, we had a good chat at half-time. Everyone was going crazy.


"But, you know, we said, ‘Relax and we just need to play our game’, and I think the second half was better.

“We still weren’t at our best but overall I think we created the best chances and I feel we should have won.”


United certainly improved in the second-half and prevented Liverpool from creating a goalscoring opportunity during the 90 minutes.

And Shaw believes that the way United coped with all their injury problems showed the kind of character they have at the moment.

“We kept focused, we did our job, everyone played brilliantly I thought, especially defensively as a team,” Shaw added.

“To keep Liverpool so quiet overall is a very good job by us but, like I say, we were unlucky not to score.”

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