Manchester United players were “screaming and shouting” in Anfield dressing room
Morgan Schneiderlin reveals that the United players were angry after first-half performance against Liverpool on Sunday
January 19th, 2016
Manchester United sit fifth in the Premier League and just two points behind Tottenham after a 1-0 win at Anfield on Sunday.
However, it wasn’t plain sailing for the Red Devils against Liverpool, with United underwhelming in the first half and Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed that there was plenty of “screaming and shouting” in the dressing room at the interval.
Louis van Gaal was mostly unhappy with the number of second balls that weren’t being won by his players, with Schneiderlin admitting that strong words were required before the team went out after the interval and won the game.
“In the first half, we didn’t win enough second balls. Sometimes we won the first ball but not the second ball,” Schneiderlin said.
“When we came into the dressing room after the first half, there was some screaming and shouting but of course that is normal because in a derby you cannot lose the battle.
“Liverpool are a very high pressing team and we knew if we kept a clean sheet we would have a chance to win the game.
“In the second half we did what we had to do. We scored one goal, stayed strong and, at the end, it is three points which is amazing.”