Harry Maguire delivers defiant Man Utd title message despite West Brom draw

Harry Maguire insists Manchester United are still in the title race despite dropping more points at West Brom.

Bruno Fernandes' strike cancelled out an early Mbaye Diagne header from the hosts as they slipped further behind Manchester City.

A run of two wins in their last six has seen a seven point gap emerge between United and their rivals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed last week that his side should not be considered as contenders, but their skipper still maintains hope.

"Of course we are (in the title race)," the centre-half told Sky Sports.

"We have to go again and win the next one and then the next one."

Maguire had a stoppage time header tipped onto the post by Baggies goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

Prior to that he thought he'd won his side a penalty when he tangled with Semi Ajayi.

Referee Craig Pawson ended up going to the monitor and reversing his original decision, much to the frustration of the United players.

And Maguire feels as if officiating calls haven't been going their way in recent weeks, but maintains they shouldn't be reliant on it.

He continued: "We created a lot of chances – enough to win the game.

"It was tough for ourselves with the goal we conceded – for us it was a foul.

"We played the game in their half. We can do more and improve but it's disappointing. It was a tough job against a team that defends deep.

"In the second half we played with a great tempo.

"We were so certain it was a penalty. Not sure why they needed to send him [the referee] to a monitor. The clip was minimal but it was a penalty. It seems like the decisions are going against us.

"We can't be relying on VAR decisions – we have to improve."

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