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10/01/2014 14:55, Report by Tim Oscroft
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Reds must be ruthless

David Moyes has urged his Manchester United side to take their chances against Swansea City on Saturday.

The Reds will be striving to bring a run of three consecutive defeats to an end when Michael Laudrup’s team return to Old Trafford six days after they won the FA Cup third-round tie in dramatic fashion with a header from Wilfried Bony.

While the manager feels that the breaks have not been with United of late, he says the onus is on the players that he can pick, in the absence of the injured Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, to be more ruthless in front of goal.

“A lot of the performances have been fine but things have gone against us, decisions have gone against us,” Moyes said at his pre-match press briefing at the Aon Training Complex on Friday. 

“They haven't helped but I think we've played pretty well. We just need to be a bit more clinical in the final third and make things count more. All the things you look for in terms of stats have been pretty good but the only thing that matters is goals and we've not been scoring enough recently.” 

The current run is the first time the Reds have lost three in a row since the end of the 2000/01 season, when the league title was already safely won, but Moyes is adamant that confidence within his ranks is good.

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