Moyes: United should have won

David Moyes surmised that Manchester United did everything but take their chances to win against Real Sociedad.

The English were held to a goalless draw in San Sebastian on Tuesday night, but had the greater of the chances in this Champions League Group A contest.

Robin van Persie notably missed a penalty and later hit the woodwork for a second time, whilst Javier Hernandez also was guilty of failing to convert a good opportunity, making for a frustrated manager post-match.

“It was a game we should have won – the points were there for the taking, and we could have put ourselves in a really strong position,” considered Moyes to reporters.

“We haven’t done that, but we are capable of doing it in the other games. We’re top of the group, but we should have taken three points.

“We had enough chances to win it, especially in the second half. We controlled most of the game, apart from one or two moments, and I thought we were the team that was on top.

“When Robin [van Persie] hit the post and then missed the penalty … it happens, but not too often with Robin, thankfully.

“Football will tell you that you need to take your chances and opportunities when they come along. We missed a big opportunity tonight, but we’re still in a strong position.”

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