“Draws like these will cost us the title,” rues United boss

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has rued his side’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday, claiming that a failure to turn draws into wins could cost them a shot at title glory.

“When you want to be a part of the title race, you have to win these games,” said Van Gaal.

“I saw Manchester City’s first half against Crystal Palace, they struggled but 3-0, that is the difference.

“We dropped two points. We were the better team and that’s frustrating when you’re the better team and you don’t win these kind of games.”

After Christian Benteke’s fine opener, United equalised through a Radamel Falcao but could not find the winner despite Villa having Gabriel Agbonlahor sent off.

The Red Devils are currently third in the table with 32 points, seven behind second-place Manchester City.

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