Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood was proud of his team despite their 1-0 loss to Manchester United on Friday, and says they will improve over the coming weeks.
The clash at Villa Park was decided by Adnan Januzaj just before the half hour mark, when he latched onto Juan Mata's pass to resign Villa to their first defeat of the new campaign..
"My players gave everything to the cause, they had nothing left," Sherwood told Sky Sports. "Every one of them gave everything for these tremendous supporters who came tonight.
"Now we need to find some more cutting edge. That will be helped by individuals who regain fitness like Carles Gil, Jack Grealish and the new addition Adama Traore.
"But I could not fault the boys out there today. Obviously we'll get better, I know that and we need to. We nullified United but we didn't carry a threat ourselves which was disappointing.
"We have a lot of players that are still finding their feet at this level and in this country so it's to be expected."
Having won their opening game against Bournemouth, Villa sit on three points, with an away match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park coming up next Saturday.