Fellaini offers pessimistic outlook after United draw

source: football365

Marouane Fellaini has admitted his belief that Manchester United could already be out of the Premier League title race.

Sir Alex Ferguson made an emotional return to Old Trafford on Saturday but Manchester United were unable to lay on a victory for their former manager, held 1-1 by a Wolves side who already look at home in the Premier League.

The Red Devils had taken the lead against the run of play when Paul Pogba’s gorgeous touch teed up Fred for his first goal in English football but the Frenchman was partially culpable for the move which led to Joao Moutinho’s second-half equaliser.

According to Belgium international Fellaini, it will be difficult for United to close the gap on the likes of Liverpool and Man City.

“Everyone is disappointed,” Fellaini said.

“We know we can do better. We have to win today because after that it will be difficult to close the gap. Everyone is disappointed but that is football.

“We have to move the ball quicker, when we create the chances we have to score.”

Mourinho meanwhile refused to blame the synthetic pitch they played on in midweek for Saturday’s lacklustre showing.

“We won three matches away, come home with a good spirit, because we recover and then you start in a poor way and I could say tired, Champions League, awful pitch, the body suffer a difficult impact than a match in actual grass, not coming home after the match, I could go in this direction.

“But we have Lingard and Alexis didn’t play, Fellaini played 25 minutes, Antonio Valencia didn’t play, so we didn’t have a team that was in big trouble with accumulation of matches

“So I think is a mental situation and attitude, again one team was coming to play the game of their lives and another was to relax.”

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