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Solskjaer - barely - keeps bitterness under wraps in post LFC match comments

It's not at all surprising to hear the Man Utd boss utter bitter words following his first defeat to Liverpool since taking over at Old Trafford.

He does, after all, have previous from his days at Cardiff when, after losing 6-3 to Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool after being asked about their title credentials at the time.

But his words post-match today weren't quite as bad, albeit veiled with bitterness, as he watches on from down the motorway as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are quickly becoming the greatest club side of all time.

He said: "We have just had a game against the best team in the country at the moment.

"I felt the last half-an-hour we could take something from the game, yes.

"When we weathered the storm in the first 10 minutes of the second half, I felt we created chances and put pressure on them.

"It doesn't matter whether the scoreline is a fair reflection of the game. They won it. We had chances and they had chances. It's about taking the moment. We had some big chances but Liverpool will say they deserved to win.

"They are the most direct team in the league. They put you under so much pressure and I thought our defenders and midfielders handled it well.

"When the long balls go for Mane, Salah and Firmino, then it is very difficult as they always look to go in behind you."

The suggestion with his 'direct balls' comment, that Liverpool are some how a 'long ball' team, is quite laughable, considering most of his side's work was just as direct.

Liverpool have adapted to away sides like this in the last 12 months, by playing those deep balls to the forward, when we're up against 7-8 man defences like we were for large periods today.

But it could well be the Man Utd manager's last game at Anfield, so we really should enjoy his bitterness while we still can.

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