Manchester United collapse hard to take, admits Rooney
The Red Devils twice enjoyed a two-goal lead but
defensive errors resulted in a second Premier
League defeat of the season for Louis van Gaal’s
Wayne Rooney lamented Manchester United’s
lack of composure after a second-half collapse led
to a humiliating 5-3 defeat to Leicester City.
United started well and twice led by two goals at
the King Power Stadium, but defensive errors
resulted in a second Premier League defeat of the
season for Louis van Gaal’s men.
And Rooney – who was seen berating his team-
mates on several occasions in the match –
admitted United’s performance was
“It’s really disappointing,” he told reporters.
“Going 3-1 up especially and then losing the game,
it’s hard to take.
“We should have done better as a team, seen the
game out and won it from the position we were
in. [There were] some mistakes and we didn’t do
well enough as a team to stop their goals.
“It’s a game where we played some great stuff,
scored some great goals and conceded some
“We have to do better; we know that – as a team
we have to do better. It’s not nice when you
concede goals when you know we can prevent
them. Everyone individually as a player knows
“They had the momentum with them in the last
twenty minutes and we had to somehow try and
find our composure and see the game out, but we
failed to do that.”
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