Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Gave Us More Time on the Ball, Says Koeman

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Gave Us More Time on the Ball, Says Koeman

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RONALD Koeman claims Everton were more 'comfortable' playing against United then Liverpool because of their lack of pressing.

Everton were denied victory at Old Trafford by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's stoppage-time penalty after Ashley Williams handled Luke Shaw's goalbound effort. The visitors had countless opportunities to clinch just their third win at United in 25 years as Jose Mourinho switched to a more direct approach in the second-half.

Koeman's side were steamrollered by Liverpool in the 3-1 Merseyside derby defeat at the weekend and the Dutchman felt United's relaxed approach allowed Everton to settle more readily.

"United play different than Liverpool," Koeman said.

"Different system, different pressing. I feel myself more comfortable here than the way Liverpool tried to press. …

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