Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has accused Manchester United of being unambitious during their 0-0 draw at Anfield on Monday night (17 October). The Anfield club largely dominated the much-anticipated clash against Jose Mourinho's men – and Clyne believes they were the only side who were playing to win the game.
Clyne, 25, was generally pleased with Liverpool's performance against their bitter rivals, even though they failed to break the deadlock. He was also pleased that Liverpool were able to keep United's star-studded forward-line at bay, too.
"I thought we performed quite well overall," he told Liverpool's official website. "We were the better team on the day and the team that went out there to try and win the game. We did really well but unfortunately couldn't break them down, which was a bit disappointing on our behalf. But at the end of the day, it was a good point and a clean sheet."
Prior to the game, Clyne admitted to being fearful of his England teammate Marcus Rashford, who ultimately lined-up on the right flank for United. "He is a direct player, every time he gets the ball he wants to go forward so I definitely have to be on my toes and at my best ability to play against him," the Liverpool star said, according to Goal.com.
"I will have to make sure I get tight to him, not let him have much of the ball and not let him get space. When quality players get space, they can do anything."
The Liverpool defender also acknowledged the quality of United's top goalscorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "He (Ibrahimovic) is a quality striker. He is a proven goalscorer in loads of leagues where he became very experienced," Clyne said of the game against United, which saw Ibrahimovic spurn the Red Devils' best chance.