Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager on Tuesday said enough was not done to create clear-cut chances to sink Everton and that van Persie who is a new signing for the Old Trafford club was underused.
Ferguson said that his team did not use new signing Robin van Persie enough in the 1-0 defeat in their opening game of the Premier League campaign.
van Persie made a late substitute appearance in his debut for the club, but failed to register a shot on target, as the visitors found it difficult to break down a hardworking and resolute Everton side.
Ferguson had to deploy a makeshift defence with Michael Carrick at centre-back and Antonio Valencia at right-back, with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans all injured, but refuses to criticise the backline despite struggling to cope with Fellaini.
Ferguson said Fellaini was handful for his team and he is a big, tall, gangly lad and his team used the height advantage to lob balls to him and the game plan paid off for Everton.
Ferguson also admitted that his Centre-back was a problem but even though they coped quite well and he doesn’t think their performance can be criticised in that respect.
Ferguson also praises goalkeeper David de Gea, who was in superb form in the first half and had made several key saves which kept the Red Devils in the game going into the break, and also stated that his team were the better side.
Manchester United had the possession and made some great openings without actually finishing it. That was the only difference. These shots on targets the goalkeeper did really well, Ferguson said.