Juan Mata: Manchester United not ruthless enough

Manchester United's Juan Mata

Manchester United's Juan Mata says the side need to be more ruthless in front of goal to help turn around their fortunes.

Mata, who signed from Chelsea last month for £37.1m, insists the Old Trafford side need to be more clinical.

"We have to improve our shooting accuracy because we got many times to the box and could have scored more than two goals," Mata wrote in his blog. 

"It seems that luck is not on our side, but I don't like to give excuses."

The results left defending Premier League champions United in seventh place in the top flight and nine points behind fourth-placed Liverpool in the chase for a Champions League place.

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