Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Paul Pogba position change was a success for Man Utd

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that his decision to change Paul Pogba's position was a success despite failing to score against Liverpool.

The highly anticipated top of the table clash between Liverpool and United ended as a goalless stalemate on Sunday.

The hosts enjoyed the majority of the play at Anfield, but United created enough chances equally to pick up all three points in an improved second half performance.

Pogba, who has been deployed on the left-wing of late, was shifted out to the right for the game, with Marcus Rashford up front and Anthony Martial on the left.

The Frenchman appeared to have another solid display, and could even have scored in the final few minutes but for a fine save from Alisson in the Reds goal.

Reflecting on the draw, Solskjaer was full of praise for Pogba, insisting that the tactical shift worked exactly how he wanted it to.

"We didn’t play well in the first half at all," Solskjaer said. "And yeah, we grew more and more into the game.

“It takes time sometimes when you go away to difficult places like this against a good team to impose yourself on the game.

"We didn’t do well enough to cause them problems in the first-half but we defended well and you didn’t really feel that they were going to cause us, or they didn’t cause us too many problems, either.

"Paul’s position was something that we thought was going to suit him to play there today and I thought it showed because Paul was excellent and he should have had the winner maybe.

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“I think Paul was absolutely brilliant today.

“We knew that he had to do a job defensively, block and help us with [Andrew] Robertson and he should have got the got the goal his performance deserved.

“I hope it [his inclusion on the right of midfield] was justified by his performance, because I thought Paul was excellent. I felt that he could cause them some problems.“

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