Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has doubled down on the positives he is taking from the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Speaking today in his press conference ahead of a home game against Burnley tomorrow, the Norwegian manager opened up on about his side’s performance at the weekend.

Solskjaer said: "We lost to Liverpool. A team that you all say are fantastic and we've been in the game until the last kick of the ball.

"For me, that's strides forward.

"Of course we're disappointed about losing the game. We don't want to be behind them in the league.

"But there are signs there that we're on the right track, definitely."

Some football fans may perhaps find Solskjaer’s claims hard to justify.

Jurgen Klopp's men dominated the game, and the 10-minute period at the start of the second half alongside Roberto Firmino’s controversially disallowed strike could have seen the match all but over after 60 minutes.

Ultimately a goal in each half - from Virgil van Dijk early on and Mohamed Salah just before full time - was enough to secure a fairly comfortable win for the Reds.

But speaking on Sunday after the match, Solskjaer said his side deserved to take something from their display at Anfield.

He said: "We have just had a game against the best team in the country at the moment.

"I felt the last half-an-hour we could take something from the game, yes.

“When we weathered the storm in the first 10 minutes of the second half, I felt we created chances and put pressure on them.

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“It doesn't matter whether the scoreline is a fair reflection of the game. They won it. We had chances and they had chances. It's about taking the moment. We had some big chances but Liverpool will say they deserved to win.

“They are the most direct team in the league. They put you under so much pressure and I thought our defenders and midfielders handled it well."

The United boss added: "The last 10-15 minutes we really pressed them back and made them look tired and us look really fit.

“We looked strong. But we didn't have that quality. When you don't have that quality in the last pass and finish then you aren't going to get anything from places like this."