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Moyes sees United lose again

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If David Moyes didn't know it already, he is finding out how tough it is following in Sir Alex Ferguson's footsteps at Manchester United. A week after a humiliating 4-1 defeat against neighbours Manchester City, United lost 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion. It was WBA's first win at Old Trafford for 35 years.

United have now picked up just seven points from the first six games, and fans are already questioning the appointment of the former Everton boss. Moyes is refusing to panic or be over-critical of his players, although he could hardly overlook their deficiencies.

"It was a poor result and a poor performance," Moyes said. "We never really got going. We had a lot of the ball in the first half and never made many chances from it. They always looked a threat on the break, in the first half especially when they got away, and even more so in the second half."

The visitors scored two superb goals, undaunted by Wayne Rooney's immediate equaliser after they had taken the lead in the second half. It was the second time in a week that United had been outplayed by Premier League opponents. Moyes must be relieved that United were drawn in what looks like an easy Champions League group.

"We can put it right in the games to come," Moyes said. "There are plenty of forward players out there, it's just not quite opening teams up the way we would like and we need to try to do that better."

United missed Robin Van Persie against City and he only appeared in the second half against WBA, but Moyes believes he has the strength in depth required. "There isn't one best team. There are lots of teams here at Manchester United. I'm getting to know them a lot better and the more I see the more I'll get to know them."

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