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Another 0-0 anti-climax engineered by Mourinho?

If it gets to the 90th minute and we are waiting for Liverpool's manager to run around like an agitated schoolboy, or the United manager to kick out at water bottles, then, again, the most special match in an Anfield league season will probably have been ground down by tactical suppression.

Bah, humbug, I hear you sigh. Does this writer not appreciate that Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firming are the most exciting attacking trio in the land? Or that on their day Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial would back themselves in a shoot-out against anyone?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 16, 2018, with the headline 'Another 0-0 anti-climax engineered by Mourinho?'. Print Edition | Subscribe