Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson is not too upset about United’s recent 2-0 defeat to Ayr United. The reason for that: the Tannadice side’s excellent start to the season.

The loss was United’s first in the league following four straight wins which took them to the top of the Championship table.

They are now level on points with Ayr, but top of the table on goal difference.

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“We’re sitting top of the league”

“We know it’s going to be a hard league but, let’s be honest, we’re sitting top of the league and you’ve got to be happy with that” he said, as reported by the Evening Telegraph.

Neilson did say though, that United do need to respond in their next league game.

“We have to make sure we win against Arbroath on Saturday.”

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If United fail to defeat Arbroath in their next league game then Neilson won’t be as philosophical. However, you would imagine that United will have enough quality to bounce back.

Ayr game was always going to be tough

Teams cannot be expected to win every league game they play in a season. It was always going to be a difficult game for United against an Ayr side who look to be their closest challengers in the league this season.

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However, with a goalscorer like Lawrence Shankland in their ranks, United should win more games than they lose this season.

It has been a good start to the season overall for the Tannadice side. However, it is important that they get back to winning ways to stay at the top of the league.

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