Manchester United boss Ole Solskjaer took the stalemate against Liverpool as two points dropped rather than a point gained.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to celebrate a hard-earned point at Anfield and was rather disappointed to see his side miss out on three points.
Liverpool were held 0-0 by the Red Devils at Anfield in a result that was more beneficial for the Manchester side.
United lead by two points over Leicester City with 18 games played. Liverpool are further behind in third place and could drop to fourth place by the end of the day.
Aside from a late flurry of chances, the Red Devils had few opportunities to win Sunday’s title six-pointer. Solskjaer warned that his charges cannot afford to take pleasure from a point against the reigning champions.
“It’s only a good result if we win the next game,” he said to BBC Sport after the final whistle.
“It was an opportunity missed with the chances we had but then again we were playing a very good side. I’m disappointed but still a point is OK if you win the next one.
“We were stronger towards the end. We didn’t start at all in the first half. We didn’t have any composure or try to impose ourselves.
“The team is working hard for each other. We have improved and progressed. It’s not just the result we’re disappointed with, it’s some of the performance. I know these boys can play better.
“Fair play to them – with two central midfielders at the back (Fabinho and Jordan Henderson) and to defend as well as they did shows their quality.”
Alisson made two late saves to keep his side in the game and Solskjaer admits the game was there for the taking.
He added: “I think we grew in the game and toward the end it was there for us to win. We created two massive chances and it was two brilliant saves by the keeper.
“We can play better than this, we can be more composed, we can have the ball more. We had to defend really often today. There are a couple of things for us to improve on.”
“I thought Paul [Pogba] was absolutely brilliant today. We knew he had to do a job defensively to help us with [Andy] Robertson and I thought he was excellent and should have got the goal his performance deserved.”
Up next for United and Solskjaer is a trip to Craven Cottage where they will face a struggling Fulham side on Wednesday.