Edwin - Two points dropped

Edwin van der Sar acknowledged it was another two points dropped for Manchester United following the 0-0 draw at Sunderland.

Though United have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season, the team have stuttered away from home in the Premier League.

Saturday's stalemate at the Stadium of Light was a fourth successive draw on their travels for United and saw them fail to join Chelsea at the top of the table.

Veteran goalkeeper Van der Sar was satisfied to keep another clean sheet on the back of the midweek victory over Valencia in the UEFA Champions League.

However, in the context of the title race, the Dutchman conceded that United had dropped points and did not deserve to beat Sunderland.

Van der Sar said: "We were happy to go in at half-time with a 0-0. In the last 15 minutes we had one or two chances, but not enough to get the winner.

"I don't think we put enough in our offensive game to really claim the three points. I don't think the service was sufficient to get the goal in the end.

"We can be happy that we had a clean sheet, the second in a row after Valencia on Wednesday, but I think it was two dropped points, because we dropped too many already in away games.

"We were disappointed with a draw at Bolton, we got a nice win in Valencia which sets us well for the Champions League and of course today, you are looking for a win to close the gap a little bit."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 5 October 2010