Manchester United manager David Moyes admitted that the Premier League champions lacked a cutting edge against Chelsea at Old Trafford yesterday. The two sides played out to a 0-0 draw, with neither side looking comfortable in front of goal. Moyes stood by his team’s performance, though, as the Red Devils were in control of the match throughout the 90 minutes.
“I thought we played well and was disappointed we didn’t get a goal for it,” Moyes told the club’s official website after the match.
“We lacked a little bit of cutting edge in the final pass or cross tonight. But, it was tough, Chelsea defended well when they had to, and I thought if anyone shaded the best chances it was us.
Moyes took a new approach with his lineup against the Blues, opting to start three of his notable strikers. It didn’t pay off, however, as Chelsea’s defense held strong for all 90 minutes.
“We went with three forward players as we wanted to try to make sure we won the game,” Moyes told the club’s official website. “There will be lots of games where I’ll decide not to play an attacking team, but that won’t make me a defensive coach. Just like tonight doesn’t make me an attacking coach. Tonight we felt that was the best approach.”