David Moyes has admitted he is concerned about the form of Manchester United after the Premier League champions were beaten at home by West Bromwich Albion, the
Morgan Amalfitano gave the Baggies the lead before Wayne Rooney levelled the scores, but a Saido Berahino goal put Steve Clarke’s side in front again and United were unable to peg back the visitors a second time. The defeat leaves Moyes’ side in 12th place after six games, with only two wins in the league so far this season.
“There were lots of things that disappointed me,” Moyes said. “I don’t think the midfield was just the one department where you’d say we were lacking. I think it would be unfair to say it was any [specific area].
“It was the whole thing, we were lacklustre in nearly all the areas,” he added. “So we’ve got to try and work on it and improve. We’ve just not played that well. We should be scoring more from open play.”
The Mirror notes that it is now 450 minutes since United scored from open play in the league, in the opening weekend’s win at Swansea City – all of United’s goals since then have come from dead ball situations.
“What surprised me is that I felt, with the amount of possession we had in the first-half, we didn’t go on to create enough opportunities,” Moyes continued. “But I was also disappointed in that, from a game we controlled and in the main had the majority of the ball, we allowed ourselves to give them quite easy chances against us.”
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