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Wayne Rooney seeks positives in Manchester United draw

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Wayne Rooney admits Manchester United's 0-0 draw against Real Sociedad last night "wasn't the best result" - but is confident they can still secure a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The Red Devils spurned a host of chances to claim three valuable points that would have consolidated their spot at the top of Group A with two games to go.

Robin van Persie missed from the spot after Ashley Young was bought down while Javier Hernandez also passed up a glorious chance to secure the win.

Group rivals Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayer Leverkusen played out a 0-0 draw which means Manchester United remain top by one point with games against both to come.

"A draw wasn't the best result last night, the game was there for us to win," he wrote on his official Facebook page.

However the Manchester United forward added: "We are still top of the group though, we must look to the next game against Bayern Leverkusen, a win there will see us qualify into the knockout stages."

Manchester United boss David Moyes echoed his striker's thoughts afterwards.

"It shouldn't have been a draw, it should have been a victory, we played well enough to win the game, made a lot of chances, and we missed a penalty as well.

"When you get opportunities you want to take them. Those opportunities tonight would have made sure we were well clear at the top of the group, but we're still in a good position.

"It's a good position, it's where we want to be, but we should have had three points tonight and made it a lot easier.

"We go to Leverkusen next and then we play Shakhtar Donetsk at home, so hopefully in those two games we'll make sure we qualify."

United's night was tarnished when midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off for his second bookable offence near the full-time whistle.

When quizzed about Fellaini's dismissal, Moyes said: "I thought it was a difficult night all night for all the Manchester United players. They didn't get many decisions, but the referee has to do what he sees."

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