Manchester: Sir Alex Ferguson has waved away questions over Manchester United's finishing following their surprise 1-0 defeat to promoted Burnley on Wednesday night.
"It’s not a concern at this stage when you see the chances we’ve had," the Scot told the press afterwards.
"Two or three players had chances. Owen missed one in the first half, Giggs in the second."
The Red Devils spurned a golden opportunity to cancel out Robbie Blake's first-half stunner when Michael Carrick was unable to convert from the penalty spot in the second period.
Ferguson continued, "I think we’d have won the game if we’d scored the penalty. You wonder if it’s fate, Burnley back in the Premier League. You can’t deny them their victory."
Still, the United boss was left disappointed with his charges, but he refused to take the shine off the Clarets' landmark win against the reigning champions.
"They worked their socks off, the fans were fantastic. They got behind them all night," he said.
"It was fantastic for them on their return to the Premier League, playing United. It was a great occasion."
First Published: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 10:42