English Premiership

Koeman rues costly errors

2014-12-09 11:43
Ronald Koeman (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Southampton boss Ronald Koeman rued his side's costly errors as they lost 2-1 to Manchester United on Monday evening.

Robin van Persie made the most of some lackluster defending from the Saints to score in either half to secure a fifth successive win for the Red Devils.

Graziano Pelle did manage to restore parity on 31 minutes with his 10th goal of the season, but Van Persie put United back in front in the 71st minute to hand Southampton their third defeat in nine days.

"We did everything, we created chances. But we also did mistakes," Football411 quotes Koeman as saying.

"Maybe they [United] did more mistakes than we did but they have players who handle those kind of mistakes and that was the difference today.

"I said to my players, we lost not against Man United tonight; we lost by ourselves."

And while results haven't gone their way over the last couple of games, Koeman has been pleased with the style of football he has implimented at St Mary's.

"I like to see my team playing football in the way that we've started this season," he added.

"If we lose or we win, that's our way of playing because I believe in that way of playing even now when we've lost the last three games.

"City were the much better team but we deserved more against Arsenal, we deserve much more tonight but we did mistakes.

"If you give players like Van Persie those kind of mistakes, he will punish you - he will punish you for sure."

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