Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara admitted his side were not at their best during the Scottish Cup final on the weekend.
McNamara suggested after the loss that his players did what they could to work their way back into the contest but lacked a cutting edge when it mattered in what was a disappointing day for the club.
"It just wasn't our day today," said McNamara.
"The goal going in just before half-time was a real body blow for us but we tried to break them down in the second half and it just wouldn't go for us.
"We had chances but there's a thin line between winning and losing sometimes and I'm disappointed with the goals, especially the first one.
"I think we can play a lot better. I think we can raise the tempo, which we tried to do more in the second half.
"At times it was quite stop-start but we have to congratulate St Johnstone on their victory, you have to give them credit."
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