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26/10/2013 00:30, Report by Nathan Thomas

Reds get shooting practice

David Moyes has called on Manchester United to be more ruthless in front of goal ahead of Saturday's Premier League meeting with Stoke City. 

The Reds have only scored seven times from open play so far in the top flight and, with only six goals in the last five outings, Moyes wants to see the goal-shy Reds up their conversion rate.

Before facing the Potters, the boss informed the media that the champions have been working hard on the training pitch in order to re-discover the goalscoring knack.

"We can do as much finishing practice as we can - and we have - but it can be different when it comes to the game at the weekend," the boss revealed. "However, we've created as many goalscoring situations as possible in training in the hope that, when those chances come, we'll be able to put them away."

Despite beating Real Sociedad, United were guilty of missing a host of chances against the Spaniards. Moyes, however, is convinced that the extra hard yards on the training pitch, allied to a bit of luck, will see the Reds back among the goals.

"Sometimes, you need these things to fall for you, but we do need to be more clinical,” the boss added. "It's hugely important that, when we get the chances, we take them; I've no doubt that the goals will come."

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