Manchester United boss David Moyes, has admitted that the team is not playing well in every department and have lost their famous fighting spirit.
The Red Devils face Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League group game on Tuesday, with Moyes worried about his defence, midfield and attack.
The champions have lost back-to-back at home for the first time since 2002 and the former Everton manager wants the players to step it up.
“I think there’s a bit of everything that we could be doing better,” he said. “We would generally like to play better, but we’d like to pass it better, we would like to create more chances, we would like to defend better when those moments arise.
“So I think it’s all round we’re trying to improve. But it was only a few weeks ago when we had beaten Arsenal and beaten Bayer Leverkusen we were talking very well about the team.
“We’ve been inconsistent at times and played very well in some of the games in the Champions League, but not so well in the Premier League games, albeit we’ve lacked a little bit of good fortune at times which could have made the difference.
“It’s tough, because the expectancy is to win all the games.”
When asked if United’s players needed to show more conviction, the Scot replied: “I agree. In recent games we haven’t quite finished the games the way we would have liked to.
“We’ve tried to make changes to improve it but it hasn’t quite happened. But I think we’ve lost two goals quite late on in the last two home games – the Newcastle one not so late – but we just couldn’t find a way of getting a goal back.”