Manchester United manager blasts defence after Everton loss

Manchester United manager David Moyes points the finger at his team’s lack of composure in defence as the conceded two ‘terrible goals’ on his return to Goodison Park.

The former Everton manager, who was in charge of the club for 11 years, didn’t have the best return as his new side fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat resulting in the first Toffee’s double over United in 44 years.

His team were in control of possession throughout the match but failed to hold off two Everton counter attacks which led to the goals – one from the spot and one from open play.

Everton’s first came from the penalty spot as Phil Jones’ deliberately handled Romelu Lukaku’s shot, in which Leighton Baines placed into the net with Kevin Mirallas scoring the second from a tight angle just before the end of the half.

Moyes admits to Sky Sports, “We gave away two terrible goals.

“Prior to that we passed the ball really well, kept the ball, had great control of the game. What we couldn’t do was make enough chances.

“We had a great control and we got done by two stupid decisions – a stupid decision to dive in front of the ball for one of them – two poor goals to give away.

“I thought we played very well in the first half. We came in 2-0 down but had been passing the ball really well.

“But we didn’t have a final through-pass at times, we didn’t have a final finish when they came – there weren’t very many of them. That was the disappointing part, that we couldn’t do that bit in the final third.”