The Premier League game has been revamped after fan protests 10 days ago forced a postponement and there was strict security and a strong police presence around Old Trafford.
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United’s players arrived at the stadium more than seven hours before the start of the game, having their meals and resting indoors, rather than their usual hotel stay routine.
Protesters had indicated on social media that they intended to try and repeat their approach of preventing the team from leaving their hotel and on the ground.
Solskjaer, whose side have lost back-to-back home games since the protests began but remain second in the table, was quick to avoid any suggestion of using the situation as an excuse.
“Once we were there it was all focused on the game. But it’s a different preparation that comes at noon for a quarter past eight kick-off, it’s a long time to be here but I thought that the boys did well, ”he said. .
“Of course it disturbed us a bit, so it was not ideal but we had to face it,” he added.
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Solskjaer said Liverpool have been good value for all three points.
“They deserved the victory. We conceded goals in key moments of the match. We did not build momentum or stop their momentum. We really gave them at least two goals. Then we scored again, we had a huge chance. “. The key moments unfolded against us, ”he said.
United’s relegated home game against Fulham on Tuesday will see some fans returning to their places and the Norwegian hoped that would create a different feeling.
“I hope when we let the fans in on Tuesday it’s a good atmosphere. We’ve waited a long time to let them in, so we can’t wait to enjoy the game together. “
United fans have protested against the club’s US owners, the Glazer family, as the campaign against them was reignited by their involvement in the European Super League breakaway attempt.