KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United have been unbeaten in away league games for a year now
  • They drew 0-0 against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday
  • The two sides meet again during the weekend for a FA Cup fixture

Manchester United clinched an elite record after their goalless draw against Liverpool FC at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have been unbeaten for a year now away from home in the league, as per their official website. With the 0-0 draw at Anfield, Manchester United have not lost in their last 16 away games in the Premier League – 12 wins and four draws.

Manchester United’s next fixture in the ongoing league campaign is against Fulham, which is 366 days after Red Devils’ last loss on the road in the league that was when they suffered a 2-0 loss to Liverpool on January 19, 2020.

Over the last year, no team has earned more points than Manchester United’s 23 away from home. It is the first time the Red Devils are at the top of the table this deep in a season since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in 2012-13.

“Well, it takes good players, that’s the first thing, of course, and the players have deserved the results. And the mood is getting better. The belief is there. We’re coming away from here with one point and the players are disappointed. It’s a good feeling. There’s a hunger in this team. This might be a good point if we win on Wednesday. We go away again,” said Solskjaer after the game against Liverpool Sunday.

While the 0-0 draw turned out to be a great result for Manchester United, who remained at the top of the 2020-21 Premier League table, it was not the same case for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. With the goalless draw against the Red Devils Sunday, Liverpool now have failed to score in three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since March 2005.

Liverpool and Manchester United shared a goalless draw Liverpool and Manchester United shared a goalless draw Photo: POOL / PHIL NOBLE

The Reds, who have won nine, drawn seven, and lost two, have now gone four successive league games without a victory, managing to score only once across those matches. Klopp’s side has dropped to No. 4 in the Premier League table with Manchester City in second place followed by Leicester City in third. Liverpool will next face Burnley in the league before they once again lock horns with Manchester United during the weekend in the FA Cup.