Everton were able to create a draw against Liverpool thanks to Wayne Rooney penalty.
But new boss Sam Allardyce’s tactical approach was criticised in some quarters as they were only had 21 per cent of ball possession.
Allardyce, on the other hand, said that his team’s setup was no different to United.
“Liverpool had scored 12 goals in two games, my position was to frustrate their quality.
“That’s exactly what they did. I make no apologies for that. We had to go the best way to get something out of it and that was to stop Liverpool scoring.
“Against other teams they’ve scored five or seven. Our determination was outstanding.
“We would have liked to do better on the ball but Liverpool do a high press which is difficult to play out from, we didn’t cope with that as much as I liked.
“Tactically we were sound defensively. We did create as much as I would have liked but Anfield is a difficult place to play. Man United had a similar tactic.
“A team that opens up rarely wins.”