Poor start hurt Dundee United, says Jackie McNamara

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara lamented a poor start by his side in

The Tangerines trailed by two goals after eight minutes and lost a third in the second half before Jon Daly's consolation strike.

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Interview - Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara

"To go two down so early, that for me was the really disappointing thing," McNamara told BBC Scotland.

"There were a lot of things that we should be doing better, especially at the start of the game."

And he added: "We have to stand up and defend better. It's very important at any level that you go and attack the ball. You get punished if you don't.

"I felt the third goal was crucial and, unfortunately, it went to Motherwell."