Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists that his team should improve and take their chances in order to secure the top four finish this season.

The Red Devils lost their third league game in a row since 2001 after dominating the game so well. West Brom scored with a deflected free kick in the second half.

The Red Devils had 70 percent possession throughout the game and had 26 shots which included Robin van Persie’s missed penalty. It is the second time in a row that West brom has defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford in Premier League.

Manchester United have not scored in any of the three lost games and Louis van Gaal warns his team to take their chances or risk their Champions League place.

Manchester United are currently four points ahead of Liverpool with three games to the end of the season. After the defeat van Gaal said,”Maybe you remember all my press conferences when I said it will be a rat race until the very end.

“I was the only one because we were seven points ahead at the time.

“But I said it was still possible (to be caught). I’m aware of that and my players shall be aware of that. It was unlucky but this is the third match in a row we lost and we didn’t score.

“It’s now in the hands of my players. We have to work very hard to keep their confidence up because we have everything in our own hands. We are four points ahead but our goal is a now a little bit more difficult than before.

“(West Brom) parked the bus and then it’s always difficult to attack because you have a lot of bodies in front of you. But we have to improve. Improve in creating chances? No. Improve in finishing.

“They have more time to break when we have 80 per cent ball possession, then they also have 80 per cent of the time to break on us.

“We organised it to stop them breaking on us but one free-kick and a deflected goal against us and, for all the possession in the second half, we were blowing in the wind.”