Manchester United’s Ashley Young said his side were bitterly unlucky to lose 2-1 to Stoke City on Saturday.
Charlie Adam scored a brace to hand United the defeat while Van Persie scored the consolation goal for the Red Devils.
Speaking after the match Young said he thought his side were a bit unlucky and on another day could have run out comfortable winners.
“Of course we're disappointed to lose the game to a deflected shot and a goal out of the blue,” said Young.
“We've conceded two, but look at the number of chances that we've created and the number of times we got to the byline and got the ball in the box but it just wasn't to be our day.
“I think it was a good performance and on another day we would have had three or four. We got to the byline plenty of times on plenty of occasions and it just didn't want to go in.
“Everybody's disappointed, but we've got to lick our wounds and get back on with the job.”
Young was also quick to point out some of the positives and highlighted the influence of Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.
“It was nice to see Robin get a goal again and to see Juan play a big part in that,” added Young.
“Wazza was fantastic. He had a few chances and he was fantastic again today.
“When he is on set-pieces he's always going to get it on target and the keeper has pulled off a world-class save (in stoppage-time).
“Even after that it has bobbled around in front of the goal and we've ended up with a shot that has gone over the bar.
“We'll take the positives out of the game and the amount of chances that we created and on another day like I said a few of them would have gone in.”