David Moyes has offered no excuses for Manchester United’s poor performance against West Brom that has given United their worst start to the league since 1989/90.
United weren’t at the races at all today and the whole team was at fault for the loss but a midfield partnership of Michael Carrick and Anderson offered little protection to Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans, something that West Brom capitalised on.
And speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Moyes conceded that West Brom were the better team on the day and deserved the win.
“I think that when you come to Old Trafford it is hard for everybody. West Brom came and defended deep and made it hard for us to break them down and were very good up front. I’ve got a strong team with good players and a good squad. I’ll put it right.” David Moyes
“It was a disappointing performance and a disappointing result,” he said.
“We never got up to speed. We had a few chances in the first half but we couldn’t finish them off and that could have changed the game.
“West Brom kept their shape defensively and they deservedly won the game.”
Moyes also explained the decision to substitute the impressive Shinji Kagawa at half-time with Adnan Januzaj was to try and find a way to break through West Brom’s stubborn defence.
“I just tried to find another way through and improve what we had seen in the first half and I thought Adnan came on and did quite well,” he said.
Januzaj’s performance was one of the only positives from the game but it was a strange decision to see Kagawa taken off given how well he was playing.
United’s trip away to Shakhtar Donetsk now takes on a real importance for Moyes as he will want to bounce back once again with the international break just around the corner.