Steve McClaren has denied that he is in a ‘Groundhog Day’ situation,

Interviewed by BBC Radio Newcastle, the United Head Coach said that performances are improving all the time.

McClaren saying that after the last international break the team came back after the much talked about ‘tough opening set of eight fixtures’ and didn’t panic, putting in much better displays against Norwich, Sunderland and Stoke.

However, the Newcastle boss wants his players to add ‘ruthless’ to their game.

Steve McClaren talking to Mick Lowes of BBC Radio Newcastle:

Mick Lowes: ‘It is getting a bit like Groundhog Day, it feels like you and I keep having the same conversations?’

Steve McClaren:

“It is not Groundhog Day here at all, we have kind of come back like we said we would. The first eight games after the international break and Chelsea – majority of the game, Manchester City first half..and we took that onboard and didn’t panic.

“From Norwich, Sunderland and against Stoke – performances, which with any other three days might have got us seven points instead of four.

“We just have to keep that performance, our luck will turn and the seven points will be there in the next three games. That is what we are building towards and that will come.

“The performances have been good and that is what we have been saying, ‘Now get us be ruthless in front of goal, like we were against Norwich.

“I am sat there and saying, ‘well we have got a team’, which us why I am positive about the future and why we will get the points eventually that we deserve.

“It is not just Moussa Sissoko looking the player he is, a top four player. Wijnaldum also, Perez and Mitrovic also getting a good partnership.”