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Missed chances annoy Fergie
13 Dec 2009 - 13:52:15
Sir Alex Ferguson thought his Manchester United team's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Old Trafford was just one of his days when nothing went right for his side.
Gabriel Agbonlahor's first-half header helped Villa win at Old Trafford for the first time in 26 years but Martin O'Neill's side rode their luck in the closing stages as they hung on for the three points.
Ferguson said: "We were camped in their box for a lot of the second half and had some really good chances.
"We only needed to take one to get us back in the game and it might have changed from then on. It was just one of those days when it wouldn't go in.
"I think we deserved something from our second-half showing. There wasn't much in it in the first half and there were chances at both ends.
"They probably just shaded it and deserved the goal. But we pummelled them after half-time and had a lot of good opportunities but didn't take any.
"Their defenders worked their socks off and they deserve full credit for that. They were closing down players, blocking shots, doing everything they could. It was a big strong effort by them."