Pulis laments Berahino miss in defeat at United

Date published: Saturday 7th November 2015 6:51

Saido Berahino: Future remains under the spotlight

West Brom boss Tony Pulis felt Saido Berahino let Manchester United off the hook in their 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Goals from Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata earned United a 2-0 winbut Berahino missed a gilt-edged chance with the scoreline at 1-0 – and Pulis feels it denied West Brom the chance to claim at least a point from the game.

Speaking to the BBC, Pulis said: “After half-time the game opened up and we got more into it but the first goal is poor from us. It’s a great finish though to be fair.

“After that I thought we got into the game and the chance (for Saido Berahino) – if there’s a guy you want it to drop then it’s Saido. He seems to duck his head but he should just let it hit him on the forehead. If it has to come off your nose it has to come off your nose.

“I thought today in the last 20 minutes he could play a part. Unfortunately he missed the chance we needed.

“I’m disappointed for the players – most my sides don’t lack effort and commitment – we’ve just switched off and been punished.

“Gareth McAuley (for the red card and penalty) should have stayed on his feet and if the kid scores the kid scores.”


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