With United 2-1 down away at Southampton today, Robin van Persie won a penalty thanks to a reckless challenge from behind. The Dutchman stepped up to score his second equalising goal of the game but then took a bizarre penalty, a poor attempt at an Andrea Pirlo from this summer’s Euro 2012, and the keeper saved it.
Thankfully, Van Persie went on to score two goals in the last few minutes to wrap up the three points for United.
“It’s three points and a little headache for me,” Robin told Sky Sports and MUTV. “I don’t know what I was thinking with the penalty, I wanted to hit it hard like I always do but at the last second I changed my mind, somehow. That wasn’t good enough so that was a bit of a down. I’m quite disappointed to be fair. I ask a certain standard from my game and when something like that happens, when you’re 2-1 down, you can’t take a penalty like that. It is me who is to blame. I don’t know what went wrong but something went wrong big time, so I have to work on that. After that I was very relieved that we got the three points, trust me.”