“Manchester United didn’t play badly” – Ashley Williams explains why Manchester United failed to beat Watford

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Former Premier League defender Ashley Williams insists Manchester United performed well against Watford but failed to beat Watford due to our inefficiency in front of goal.

Williams said on BBC’s Match of the Day: “Ronaldo hit the post early on and it just carried on from there. That was the story of the game for United.

“They didn’t play badly, they created a lot of chances, but they just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.

“You were watching the game and thinking surely they’re going to put one of these chances away but chance after chance went begging, there were so many wasted opportunities.

“You expect better from the likes of Ronaldo, Fernandes and Pogba. Some of the link-up play was excellent but they couldn’t finish it off.

“United carved them open on a number of occasions but they just couldn’t get the ball over the line.”