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Moyes still smiling... but admits this is 'as bad as it gets'

David Moyes

The Manchester United boss was disappointed with his side's inability to kill games off, after they fell to a 2-2 draw with bottom-side Fulham.

Credit to David Moyes - he is still smiling.

That's despite seeing Man United sit in seventh place in the Premier League; despite seeing them nine points off the Champions League places; and despite seeing them drop yet more points at Old Trafford.

But the Scot still understands the severity of his side's situation, admitting that Sunday's frustrating 2-2 draw with Rene Meulensteen's Fulham was "as bad as it gets."

It was with a wry smile that Moyes told BBC Sport"It's been a bit like that this season so far but today was probably as bad as it gets.

"I've got to say we completely dominated the game and being 1-0 down was bad enough, albeit we could have been 2-0 down. The amount of attempts and chances we had... How we didn't win the game, I have no idea.

"It's goals that count so you can have as much possession as you like but you've got to get goals at the end of it.

"We did - and we deserved it. We should have scored more. We did everything we possibly could but made a couple of defensive lapses at times that cost us."

The 50-year-old went on to explain that his biggest regret was not the way in which United conceded either their first or second goals against the struggling visitors. Instead, Moyes was disappointed that they didn't press home their advantage after going 2-1 ahead.

"You've got to keep trying to make it work and the players did that today, they tried everything they could, they kept getting the ball into the box... And eventually the goals did come," the Scot said.

"But I was more disappointed when we got to 2-1 that we didn't go on to make it 3-1. That's where we made the mistake: we should have gone on and got the third goal."

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