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() 'The feeling is frustration and two points dropped': Juan Mata demands killer instinct from after Southampton draw Juan Mata insists must become more clinical in front of goal United spurned the opportunity to put 10-man Southampton to the sword The Spaniard believes the Red Devils have deserved better results this season The 31-year-old has hailed the impact of 'hard-working' team-mate Daniel James 

By Simon Peach, Pa Chief Football Writer

Published: 12:06 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 12:06 BST, 1 September 2019

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Juan Mata is frustrated that keep falling short due to a lack of killer instinct.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men started the season with a thumping 4-0 win against Chelsea, but things have gone awry in front of goal since then.

United blew the chance to win at Wolves and that 1-1 draw was followed by a chastening 2-1 home loss to Crystal Palace last weekend.

Juan Mata believes Manchester United must become more clinical in front of goal

Juan Mata believes must become more clinical in front of goal

Saturday's trip to Southampton was another winless match for the Reds, who saw Daniel James' brilliant opener cancelled out by Jannik Vestergaard.

Even Kevin Danso's second-half dismissal for the hosts could not inspire United, who have five points from their opening four matches following that 1-1 draw.

'Two points dropped,' attacking midfielder Mata said. 'We were expecting Southampton (to have) some chances and play some good football for some moments.

Daniel James celebrates after giving Manchester United the lead against Southampton

Daniel James celebrates after giving the lead against Southampton

'I think we have to come to these kind of games and win and come back to Manchester with three points or the feeling is frustration and two points dropped again.

'When you score the first goal and you have the ball and you seem that you are having the tempo of the game, you need to

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