Harry Redknapp conceded that the team simply didn't get going as we fought out a goalless draw at Wigan on Saturday.
Both teams looked to play their football in a competitive Premier League encounter but chances were few and far between at the DW Stadium.
Heurelho Gomes was the busier goalkeeper and produced the save of the afternoon to tip over Tom Cleverley's curler in the second half. He also got down to deny substitute Conor Sammon a late winner.
At the other end, Ali Al Habsi did well to keep out Jermaine Jenas' fierce drive in the first half and substitute Peter Crouch fought off Emmerson Boyce to reach Vedran Corluka's cross but couldn't keep his diving header on target.
"We didn't play well," admitted Harry at the DW. "We normally pass the ball a lot better than that and move it quicker.
"We didn't create nearly enough in the final third.
"I played with two strikers, van der Vaart and Modric. It was an attacking team and I thought the four of them would create big problems for Wigan, but we didn't get hold of the ball and we weren't clever enough in the final third to create many chances.
"Credit to Wigan though, they did their job and were always dangerous with their pace when they attacked us."
Harry argued that it might turn out to be 'a good point'.
"Just look at the results again and it's obvious that it's very difficult to win football matches in this league," he added.
"West Brom beat Liverpool, Chelsea couldn't win at Stoke (1-1) and West Ham looked like beating United for most if the game (2-0 up, lost 4-2). It's very difficult to get three points."