By Simon Peach, Pa Chief Football Writer
Published: 12:06 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 12:06 BST, 1 September 2019
Juan Mata is frustrated that Manchester United 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
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
'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 kill (it off) and score the second goal and then the game is more or less done.'
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