Manchester United suffered a third straight loss as they were beaten 1-0 by West Brom, despite dominating the game, and a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League remains in the balance. As there efforts to hung on to the top four finish were frustrated by West Brom. Robin van Persie passed up a golden opportunity to equalize when his penalty was saved by Boaz Myhill, and the keeper was magnificent throughout.

Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has stressed he wants to see improvement in his side – starting in next Saturday’s match at Crystal Palace.”I have seen a lot of good things today and, in our evaluation, I shall show that,” he stated. “But I’ll also show what I have always shown in an evaluation, the things that we have to improve upon. Despite a third successive defeat, 1-0 against West Brom at Old Trafford, the fourth placed United remain determined to clinch a Champions League spot.

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