Manchester United must develop a killer instinct to win titles, according to Nemanja Matic.
United’s wait for their first home win of the new Premier League season finally came to an end on Saturday night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men earned a 1-0 win against West Brom thanks to a second-half penalty from Bruno Fernandes, moving up to ninth in the starting standings in the process.
However, the Red Devils were far from convincing at Old Trafford, and the Baggies could have escaped with a point if they had been more clinical in the final third.
Matic was disappointed that United could not put the match to bed after taking the lead as he told MUTV: “When we score first we have to go ahead and kill the game as soon as possible, especially in the Premier League. We have to improve that.
“Every team has quality, every team is dangerous. One-zero is not enough. They almost scored, they had one on the crossbar. That is why they were always dangerous.
“We have to make sure that next time we have more focus on the attack and make sure that we try to kill the game early.”
Matic says that the Manchester team will have to improve their game significantly to fight for the highest honors, and that Solskjaer is now ready to start preparing his team for a Champions League group stage meeting with Istanbul Basaksehir. On tuesday night.
“We said before the game that we had to win. We had to add the three points to get closer to the top teams in the league, ”added the Serbian midfielder. “We are happy with the three points but not with our performance. We have to do better.
“But the wins are the most important, of course, because at the end of the season nobody will ask you how you played, if you were amazing. The most important thing is to accumulate points.
“Manchester United want to win titles and our aim is to be in first position and we will do everything possible for that. We can only do that as a team. “
After their last European outing, the Red Devils will turn their attention to the Premier League, with a crucial showdown against high-flying Southampton at St Mary’s next Sunday.