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Solskjaer dwells on the positives

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to focus on the positives despite the problems encountered in their barren draw against Manchester United.

The Red Devils lost three key players Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, and Jesse Lingard to injury in the first half.

Marcus Rashford however managed to play through the pain barrier is set to miss the Crystal Palace clash.

“Everything that could have gone wrong in the first half went wrong,” Solskjaer told Sky.

“You’re never surprised in football, you’ve always got to be ready for anything, but to lose three players in the first half with injuries.

“He was injured from the first tackle, one of plenty. (Jordan) Henderson went through him and his ankle was like a balloon.

“I was very concerned with Marcus staying out there and making the injury worse, but he’s a warrior and he’s a ‘Manc’ and he knows what this means. We had to keep him on because we’d already had to make three subs.

“It seemed like it was going to be a tough afternoon, but I can’t remember Liverpool having a chance. Even though they had possession, I can’t remember David de Gea making a save.”

Liverpool returned to the summit with the point at Old Trafford, but will be ruing their missed chances of not capitalising on United’s injury crisis.