David Moyes has dismissed claims that Manchester United have lost their fear factor after the retirement of their previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
A late Southampton equaliser saw United squander another two points, as their disappointing league form continued under David Moyes, leading many questioning the effect Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure has had on the team.
But despite another set back in their bid to regain the Premier League crown, Moyes remained in positive spirit and rubbished claims that teams are less fearful about facing the Red Devils with him in charge.
"Sir Alex Ferguson has a great history and his experience will always work in charge of any team," said Moyes after the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
"But the fear comes from the team on the pitch,” he added.
United made Old Trafford a fortress under the reign of Sir Alex, however have only won one of their first four home fixtures in the league since Moyes took over, including defeat to West Brom and a goalless draw with Chelsea.
But Moyes insists it is up to the players to turn their poor form around.
"The players have always been the people that have to turn out and do it," said Moyes.
"We had the opportunities to get the game finished off. I am disappointed to lose a goal so late on,” he added.
Robin van Persie had given the home side the lead in the first half, before Adam Lallana struck late on to ensure the visitors went home with a point.
The result leaves United eight points adrift of early league leaders Arsenal with eight games gone.
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