Last Updated: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:16
Sir Alex Ferguson said Robin van Persie should have taken the penalty that Nani missed in Manchester United's win against Galatasaray.
The United chief was unhappy that Nani took responsibility for the second half spot-kick in the side's 1-0 Champions League group win at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening - the third penalty United have missed so far this season.
However, the Scot took some of the blame himself because he did not delegate a penalty taker before the match. But he insists that £24million signing Van Persie will be handed the duties from now on.
"To be honest with you, I have no idea why Nani took it," said Ferguson. "I think Nani just ran and grabbed the ball.
"I thought Robin should have taken it, to be honest with you. I think we will have to decide before the game, which is my fault, I should have done that."
Fortunately for United, Michael Carrick's first-half goal earned them the win which makes Ferguson the first manager to reach 100 Champions League victories. However, he was unhappy with their lack of focus and numerous missed chances.
He said: "We missed so many chances in the second half, that was the worrying part. Missing the penalty just after half-time still keeps them in the game. If it goes 2-0 at that stage, it would have been very difficult for them to get back.
"We kept giving the ball away," Ferguson added. "It's unusual for us to be so frivolous but it was a lack of concentration.
"We were much more solid in the second half and we could have scored four or five. But missing chances like we did, we kept ourselves on the edge."
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