Zlatan Ibrahimovic says 'simple mistakes' cost Man United against Liverpool

Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits that Man United were not at their best against Liverpool

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says "simple mistakes" cost Manchester United in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford, on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic's 14th league goal of the season cancelled out James Milner's first-half penalty and extended United's unbeaten run in the Premier League to 12 games.

The result leaves Machester United sixth in the Premier League, five points behind third-placed Liverpool, and the former Sweden international believes his side got their tactics wrong at the start of the match.

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"We got one point, but we were not on the top of our game," Ibrahimovich said. "It was a hard fight, we were 1-0 down and we chased and, at the end, we got the equaliser.

"We made simple mistakes. We were not feeling comfortable under pressure and I think we played the wrong way.

"If we would have played like we did in the second half in the first half, it would have been a different game.

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"We were more direct in the second half. We made too many mistakes in our build-up in the first half."

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Ibrahimovic, who has 19 goals from 29 appearances in an increasingly impressive season, added: "We would have liked to win, of course, to close the gap even more, but we haven't lost a game for a long time."

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