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Two Goal Man Utd Ace Admits To ‘Sloppy’ Display

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has admitted that the Old Trafford club were sloppy in their win against Southampton last night.

The Red Devils managed a 2-1 win, but few who watched and commented believed that they deserved the victory.

Despite taking an early lead through Van Persie, Louis van Gaal’s troops looked sloppy at the back and could have been punished by a Saints side that were on better form.

Graziano Pelle scored for Ronald Koeman’s troops in the 31st minute of the game to level the scores, but Van Persie bagged his second to stretch Man Utd’s winning streak to five games, putting them into third and placing them among the Premier League’s early season achievers.

With many now tipping Man Utd to return to the Champions League at the end of the season, some still question whether they can do so without a more solid defence and better displays.

Van Persie was the first to admit they were not at their best.

“I don’t think we played our best football today,” he said.

“We were a bit sloppy here and there. We fought hard and in the end we nicked it.”

He added: “It was a tough game. They have a good team so we knew what to expect, but I think it’s our fifth straight victory so we are on the way up.”

Man Utd To Tie Veteran To New 2-Year Deal – reports

Manchester United are set to reaffirm their commitment to Robin van Persie, with the Old Trafford club set to open talks over a new contract in the new year, as reported by the Daily Star.

The Dutch international’s contract expires at the end of next season, and as a result, Man Utd want to extend it.

To this end, they are hopeful of sealing a fresh agreement with the player which would add another two years onto his existing contract.

This comes as something of a surprise, given Van Persie’s current struggles.

His sensational first season, when he aided Alex Ferguson in winning a final Premier League title before his retirement, has been followed by a series of injury struggles.

He has summed up Man Utd’s malaise since the start of the season, struggling to turn in consistent displays.

Van Persie has been linked with a series of Turkey’s top clubs, but Man Utd are keen to renew his contract in order to not see him leave for free.

Man Utd Star Calls Dynamic Front Trio The Best In The World

Manchester United new boy Ander Herrera has declared that the club’s front three of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao are the best in the world, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

He has even gone as far as to say that to play behind the trio is nothing less than an honour.

Herrera is currently out injured with a fractured rib, putting him on the sidelines shortly after his big money move from Athletic Bilbao in the summer.

He said: “I want to try to score more goals. It’s very important for the midfielders.

“I like assists as well and I think we have maybe the best three strikers in the world here in Rooney, Van Persie and Falcao.

“Juan [Mata], Angel [Di Maria], Adnan [Januzaj], Daley [Blind], Fletch [Darren Fletcher] and me are all going to help them try to score, and if I score of course I’ll be very happy.

“The Premier League is a great league. It’s a very quick league, non-stop and great spectacle for the fans.

“That’s good because sometimes in other countries there are more teams that try to keep the ball in their end of the pitch but in the Premier League you will see a lot of goals.”

Man Utd began the new season in poor form, and fell to defeats against newly promoted Leicester and League One side MK Dons.

The loss against MK Dons was particularly humbling, with the minnows winning that game 4-0 against a weakened Man Utd side.

A series of signings seems to have arrested their poor form, however, with a pair of 2-1 wins prior to the international break against West Ham and Everton aiding their climb up the table.