Maguire: We need to control matches
Manchester United need more confidence on the ball in order to take maximum points from matches, according to Harry Maguire.
“It’s another game we deserved to win,” Maguire told reporters after the match. “We created the majority of the chances and we've dropped two points.
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“We're Man United and we want to control games.”
With the hosts reduced to 10 men with 17 minutes left to play, following Kevin Danso’s second yellow card, United enjoyed the majority of possession in the final stages and surged forward in search of a winner that never came.
That energy and impetus of play is something Maguire wants to see more of for the duration of matches.
“That's how we should play all the way through the game,” said the 26-year-old.
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“Seeing the confidence of our players when they went down to 10 men, it seemed like everyone wanted the ball and wanted to create a chance.
“We did enough in those 15 minutes to score a goal, we just needed to be more clinical.”
United head into the international break with five points on the board from the opening four Premier League matches and are next in action against Maguire's former club, Leicester City, at Old Trafford on Saturday 14 September.
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