Louis van Gaal: Man Utd could have scored six at Newcastle
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his side "could have scored six" but admitted it felt "like a defeat" to draw 3-3 at Newcastle.
Van Gaal said he had been "very bored" during some United games this season.
But his side produced a more attacking display at St James' Park and were only denied a victory by Paul Dummett's last-minute equaliser.
"Of course it feels like a defeat," said Van Gaal, whose side had led 2-0. "We have given it away."
Manchester United have come under fire for their lack of attacking football and their lack of goals.
But they produced an positive first 45 minutes against Newcastle, with Wayne Rooney scoring from the penalty spot and then setting up Jesse Lingard to double the lead.
After Georginio Wijnaldum and an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty drew Newcastle level, Rooney's superb second put Van Gaal's side ahead again before Lingard and Marouane Fellaini both wasted good chances.
"We threw it away, I have told that to my players," Van Gaal added.
The Dutchman was also unhappy with the penalty given against his side, with Chris Smalling judged to have fouled Mitrovic.
"The referee gives a penalty for nothing," he said. "It is a duel I think and you cannot decide who is worse."