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Arrasate, Moyes upbeat after goalless draw

Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 23.49CET
Jagoba Arrasate praised the "huge effort" his Real Sociedad de Fútbol players put in to hold Manchester United FC, who according to David Moyes "should have won".

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Match statistics

Real SociedadMan. United

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)46
 
54
Total attempts10
 
6
on target0
2
off target10
 
4
blocked0
1
against woodwork0
2
Corners7
 
7
Offsides0
2
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed8
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
8
Passes467
 
557
completed310
 
398

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 23.49CET

Arrasate, Moyes upbeat after goalless draw

Jagoba Arrasate praised the "huge effort" his Real Sociedad de Fútbol players put in to hold Manchester United FC, who according to David Moyes "should have won".

Jagoba Arrasate, La Real coach
I have congratulated my players – they are on their knees after putting in a huge effort. David Moyes congratulated me on our efforts after the game and I did the same with him. When the team give their all like that, you can only salute them. The point will help us get stronger, but we would have preferred to have played a little better. The first half was a tight affair while the second was more open.

We wanted to have a little more of the ball [after the break]. The players feel more comfortable when the pitch opens up more. Rubén [Pardo] is doing really well lately and is winning his opportunities [to play]. He tired a little late on, which is why we brought on Xabi Prieto.

As long as we are mathematically still in with a chance of getting through, we will go for it. We are now thinking about [our weekend trip to] Real Madrid, but in a short time we will travel to Ukraine [to play FC Shakhtar Donetsk].

David Moyes, United manager
We should have won – we had enough chances. We controlled the game and the team was on top for the majority. When Robin [van Persie] hit the post and then missed the penalty ... it happens, but not too often with Robin, thankfully.

We had a good chance to go clear in the group tonight and take three points, and we should have won. You need to take your chances and opportunities when they come. We missed them tonight, but we are still in a good position.

Last updated: 26/11/13 11.25CET

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