Shaw claims first Man of the Match award of 20/21

In the second half, he delivered a perfectly weighted cut-back for Bruno Fernandes on the six-yard line, but the Portuguese’s goal attempt was well saved by Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson.

The 25-year-old’s all-round efforts were instantly recognised when our Man of the Match poll opened in the Official App, and Shaw ended with a decisive 45 percent of the vote.

Paul Pogba – who put in a powerful, threatening display from an unfamiliar right-sided position – came second, with 18 per cent, and could have been in line for his second award in just five days, if not for Shaw.


Action and reaction: Liverpool away

Glorious chances for both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in the final stages were well saved by Alisson in the hosts’ goal to keep the final score at 0-0, while the Reds deserve huge praise for an outstanding defensive display which resulted in David De Gea having very little to do.

Luke Shaw, in particular, caught the eye, in defence and attack, and was the deserved runaway winner of our Man of the Match poll.

You can watch highlights from game above and see reaction from Ole and Luke below.


United make history with solid point on Merseyside

The Reds’ next trip, to Fulham, comes this Wednesday, 20 January, which is 366 days after our last setback in the league on 19 January last year, when we lost 2-0 to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Man of the Match Luke Shaw both admitted that there was an element of disappointment after the stalemate, given two glorious second-half chances for Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, respectively – both of which were saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.

But, in a broader sense, the result shows just what fantastic progress the Reds have made under the Norwegian during the last 12 months.


Ole ‘can’t say no’ to further departures

Timothy Fosu-Mensah sealed his move to Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, while the boss has admitted that Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero are available for transfer, with their contracts not being extended beyond the summer.

Any additional outgoings this month, though, would depend on other clubs making United an offer that can’t be refused.

“You can’t really say no because, in football, things just crop up,” Solskjaer told club media, when asked if anyone would be leaving, whether on loan or on a permanent basis.


What does Sir Alex think of Rooney the manager?

Rooney is the latest in a long line of Sir Alex’s former players who have moved into management.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Steve Bruce (Newcastle) are currently managing at Premier League level, while Wayne joins Mark Robins (Coventry) as a former Red in charge of a Championship club.

Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville are leading Wales and England Women respectively, while Jaap Stam, Henning Berg and Jordi Cruyff are among those plying their trade abroad.