Here is your Manchester United morning digest for Tuesday, January 19.

United remain confident in Van de Beek

Edwin Van der Sar insists that United remain confident that Donny van de Beek can be a success at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek has endured a difficult start to his career in Manchester, making just two Premier League starts all campaign. However, Van der Sar, who is the CEO of Ajax and had a hand in Van de Beek's transfer from the Dutch side in the summer, insists that United still believe the midfielder will be a success at the club.

"I do talk to a lot of people at the club," Van der Sar told Dutch broadcaster Ziggo Sport. "Fantastic attitude, he does well in training.

"It (fighting his way into midfield) is difficult. (Paul) Pogba is coming back, (Bruno) Fernandes is very important, (Nemanja) Matic and (Scott) McTominay are also there.

"It’s no shame at all, it’s also a big club, isn’t it? Of course, it’s a large amount (Van de Beek’s transfer fee), but they are confident that he will get there."

Klopp aims veiled tactics dig

Jurgen Klopp aimed a veiled dig at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tactics after their two teams played out a 0-0 stalemate on Sunday afternoon.

United defended stoutly as they protected their place at the top of the Premier League standings. Afterwards, Klopp hinted that he felt the visitor's defensive tactics were a little too negative.

"The worst thing you can face in football is to play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have," he said. "It is really difficult, it is the biggest challenge.

"The way we understood the game, the way we felt the game, the way we read the moments were really good. But it is not exactly how it should be so we have space for improvement, absolutely. We will keep working on that."

Shearer defends Solskjaer approach

While Klopp criticised Solskjaer's more conservative tactics, Alan Shearer defended the United boss and stated that by the end of the match, Solskjaer's team had the better chances to win.

Manchester United squandered late chances at Anfield to draw 0-0 with Liverpool.

Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes saw gilt-edged opportunities saved by Liverpool keeper Alisson, as United improved through the game and ended up "disappointed" with a point, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Now United turn their attention to the visit to Fulham on Wednesday night.

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United made a slow start which allowed Liverpool to dominate the early proceedings. However, as they settled into the game, they looked increasingly threatening, with Alisson Becker forced into two excellent saves to repel Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba. And, as a result, Shearer believes that Klopp was wrong to criticise his opposite number.

"I wouldn’t agree with that (suggestions from Klopp that United came to defend), I thought they grew into the game," he told Match of the Day 2.

"First half they defended deep and got men behind the ball. But second half I thought they were the better team, Man United. They had two exceptional chances and with those chances, should have won the game."