Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has named the one thing his side lacked after they were held to a goalless stalemate by Leeds.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has given an honest assessment after his side’s goalless draw with Leeds.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side dominated the possession and chances but could not find a way to the goal in their first Premier League match at Elland Road in 18 years.
Harry Maguire had a couple of chances following well-worked set-pieces but there was a clear drop in attacking quality, especially for United in the final third.
In the end, both sides had to settle for a draw and the United campaign bemoaned his side’s effectiveness in front of goal.
“I think we created some good chances, enough to score but not enough [in the end],” Maguire told Sky Sports in his post-match interview.
“We knew how they were going to play, especially here. We felt it at Old Trafford, we capitalised on the spaces that they left. Our attacking players love a one versus one and today it wasn’t to be.
”We created a few chances, a couple good enough to score a goal. We kept them to a minimum and we were really good and solid. We just couldn’t find the cutting edge.“
Next up for the Reds is the first leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-final against Roma. Maguire adds that his side must improve upfront if they are to win that tie.
“Yeah, it’s big week ahead and we need to improve on today, for sure,” he added.
“We need to be more clinical in the final third. Obviously, Roma in the Europa League is going to be a tough tie and one we look forward to, and Liverpool at Old Trafford – a big week. We need to go into it full of confidence and improve on what we showed today.”