Jose Mourinho has slammed Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager claimed that Manchester United used defensive tactics against him for three years.
United tried out a new formation with a back five consisting of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ashley Young. The formation worked for large periods of the game as Liverpool struggled to find the fluidity they usually possess and needed a late Adam Lallana goal to salvage a point.
Speaking after the game, Klopp hit out at United's defensive tactics, "Man Utd had momentum in the first half because they were purely there to defend us. It's just a point. Since I'm in England Man United always played like this. We could do better and we will be better in the future but now we have to take it like it is."
Mourinho in his punditry session with Sky Sports, responded to Klopp's claim, "He didn’t like the menu. He likes meat and he got fish. United, with the limitations they have at the moment, they played with five at the back, were solid and didn’t give the chance of transition. Jurgen Klopp didn’t like the menu.
"They [Liverpool] missed quality to play against a team with a low block. They have a fantastic record of so many victories. But they have limitations against teams with low blocks. They can smash opponents that play the way they want to play against.
"Jurgen clearly has frustrations. It’s a fantastic situation for his team. But at Old Trafford - which is a special place to win - he [Klopp] never did it."
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