Marouane Fellaini admits a lack of killer instinct in-front of goal cost Everton a share of the spoils against Manchester United on Saturday.

The Toffees matched last season's Barclays Premier League champions throughout proceedings, but Javier Hernandez's close range effort on 19 minutes proved to be the difference between the two sides on the scoresheet.

With chances evenly split between the two side, the Mexican's predatory finish proved to be what the hosts were lacking, and Fellaini knows chances must be taken if the team are to do well this season.

"We're disappointed, it's always a difficult game against Manchester United but we had three or four chances to score but we couldn't," Fellaini told Everton TV online.

"Manchester United only made three or four chances but scored. It's not easy against a big team and we played well but couldn't score.

"If you don't score you can't win and when that happens you are less confident, but hopefully next Saturday we can win."

The 23-year-old Belgian has been one of Everton's best players this term, but will be unavailable for David Moyes against Newcastle next weekend after picking up his fifth booking of the season against the Red Devils.

With the international break to follow, Fellaini faces a three-week break from action with the side, but hopes to come back stronger than ever from the absence despite the obvious frustration of missing match action.

"It's difficult, I haven't missed any games this season and I don't want to miss a week," he concluded.

"But hopefully I'll come back from international duty feeling fit."

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