Stoke City 2 Man United 1: I don’t know what we have to do, admits Moyes
Stoke City 2 Man United 1: David Moyes admits that he does not know what his side need to do to win after another defeat
David Moyes admitted that he “doesn’t know” what his Manchester United side need to do to win after the Red Devils were beaten by Stoke City.
With Juan Mata, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney starting together for the first time, United fell behind when Charlie Adam’s free-kick flew in off Michael Carrick in the 38th minute at the Britannia Stadium.
We should have been out of sight with the amount of opportunities we had today
Van Persie hauled United level just after half time but Stoke took the lead again five minutes later thanks to Adam’s thunderous 25-yard strike into the top corner.
The defeat left United in seventh place in the Premier League table, 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who play Chelsea on Monday night.
And Moyes bemoaned his side’s bad luck after watching the Red Devils slump to their eighth league loss of the season.
“I don’t know what we have to do to win,” Moyes told BBC Sport.
“I thought we were extremely unlucky. We played well in difficult conditions but we have lost to one wicked deflection and one worldy.
“But we should have been out of sight with the amount of opportunities we had today and we only have ourselves to blame.”
Meanwhile, Stoke hero Adam admitted that he benefited from a slice of luck for his side’s opener.
“I got a bit of luck, and it went in off Michael Carrick’s leg for my first goal. It was lucky, but we will take that,” said Adam.
“For the second, the ball sat up well and it was a great strike. Hopefully I can get a few more during the rest of the season.”