Michael Carrick says it was “almost too easy” for Manchester United at Anderlecht, with the skipper bemoaning his side’s sloppiness in the 1-1 draw.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan put United on course for a deserved victory at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, yet an inability to turn dominance into goals saw them caught cold by Leander Dendoncker’s late header.
The need to kill off opponents is clear if United are to kick on and veteran midfielder Carrick echoed Jose Mourinho’s sentiments.
“It was frustrating but we were so in control in the first half and we got sloppy,” he told BT Sport.
“We’ve got to kill teams off and we were in control of the game but we didn’t do that.
“It was frustrating but we didn’t do that and we should have won that game comfortably.
“I’m completely disappointed really. We need to be more ruthless and kill things off, it’s as simple as that. It’s too comfortable.
“It was almost too easy at times and we got sloppy and lost possession. It’s one of those scorelines where it’s dangerous.”