Neil Warnock's verdict on Birmingham clash...
Neil Warnock spoke of his disappointment after seeing a wonder strike from Birmingham's Leroy Lita end United's unbeaten run at Elland Road on Saturday.
Lita struck 15 minutes from time to settle what had been a fairly even contest at Elland Road, and the boss was left with a feeling of frustration.
"I'm disappointed," he said. "I thought we played a lot better than we did against Charlton on Tuesday night. I thought that one was the worst game since I've been here in my eyes.
"On Saturday, I thought we went about it in the right way. I thought in the second half we got on the front foot and I thought only one team was going to win it - but it took a world beater like that to pinch the points and I'm extremely disappointed."
Chances were at a premium throughout on Saturday. While Lita scored the decisive goal and Marlon King went close for the visitors, the closest United came to scoring was when Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland somehow denied Rodolph Austin and El-Hadji Diouf hit the woodwork in the second half.
"It was one of those games," said the boss. "The opportunities were there in good spaces. I though it was a fabulous ball in from Sam for Diouf that hit the bar or the goalie made a great save.
"You saw the shot from Rudy in the first half that could have easily gone in from that distance. We worked hard around the box but the final ball always went into the goalies hands, deflected wide. I've no complaints really.
"We are playing at the maximum. I think that we do need one or two bodies in but I can't fault the lads I thought they all gave me everything. We probably didn't create enough but the lads that are in the team and the squad did as well as could be expected.
"It's alright away from home but I think at home we have to have a little bit more, and that's what we are looking for."