Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has put his side’s crushing 4-1 defeat in Sunday’s Manchester derby down to the ‘sloppy goals’ they conceded, the Guardian
Rooney scored Man Utd’s consolation late on after arch rivals Manchester City had run riot in the first hour of the game, building a 4-0 lead through two goals from Sergio Aguero, while Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri also struck as the Red Devils struggled to cope in defence, manager David Moyes suffering a humbling defeat in his first Manchester derby.
Despite improving in the final half hour as City rested on their advantage, the damage was done, and on the defeat, which leaves Man Utd eighth in the Premier League, Rooney said: “It’s not nice to lose to City by four goals to one To lose by any score is bad, so we’re all really disappointed. The way we conceded the goals, one just before half-time and two straight after, is not good enough.
“We know we have to improve on that, to stop giving these sloppy goals away and capitalise on some of our good play, which I thought there were bits of. It just came too late in the game.”
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