Published:20 January 2021
In a season game between the top two of the EPL, both players cancelled each other to share the points in the last nine meetings for the sixth time, with four of those finishing as scoreless draws.
This is the first time Liverpool has played four league matches without a victory in 16 years. For the first time as long as three years, they have also failed to score in three consecutive league matches.
The draw also stretched the unbeaten Liverpool league streak at home to 68 games on a day that Jurgen Klopp oversaw his 200th game in a top-flight league as manager.
In their last five EPL games against Liverpool, while Manchester United won a deserved point, the Red Devils are winless, equaling the record set between March 2000 and January 2002.
An uninspiring first period saw Liverpool dominate possession. However, Man United remained determined to thwart their misfiring frontline, a mission of blocked shots and last-ditch defending that they did to good effect.
Mohamed Salah, Xerdan Shaqiri and Roberto Firmino all fired wide for the hosts, while with his free-kick, Bruno Fernandes had the best chance of the half to go just wide of the post with Alisson well beaten.
The visitors created better chances in the second half, but it was all in the match's final quarter.
Alisson's feet saved Fernandes' shot from Rashfrd's cutback while the Brazilian goalkeeper made an even better save from Paul Pogba's volley to deny the three points to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men.
With 37 points from 18 matches, the point holds Man United top of the table, two ahead of second-placed Leicester City on 35 points.