Tony Pulis praised his side's defensive performance against Manchester United this afternoon, but admits that things could've gone better than they did.

The Baggies kept United at bay; spending most of the game in their own third, West Brom's disciplined defending ensured a well earned point for Pulis' men.

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

​"We did very well, defensively as a group we worked our socks off, we didn't allow them any space." he told the club's official website. 

"They're a good side, they've got some fantastic players. The three front players are so quick and they can all take you out of the game and your organisation and your set up has to be perfect."


However, in true Pulis fashion, the Welsh manager still found room to criticise his team's display:

"I think the big disappointment, I think we've got better players in possession than what we showed today and against Arsenal those players showed that we can spring out of a very very tight formation and get forward.

"Today we never really had the opportunities and then gave the ball away and encouraged more pressure.

"But [I'm] very very pleased, you can't complain about their attitudes and their commitment and again you know the group as a group deserve their point because of how hard they worked."

When asked about the scare of a potential late goal, Pulis pointed to his goalkeeper in Ben Foster, who provided some fantastic saves right at the death.

"You're worried that it would happen, but Ben's come up with some good saves when he's been called on.

"But I think he'll be the first one to admit that its the group in front of him as well that work tirelessly, relentlessly really to reduce those opportunities and those chances."