Monday, 21st April, 2014

Wayne Rooney is of the opinion that Manchester United are “making it hard for themselves to get back into games” by conceding sloppy goals, following his side’s 2-0 loss to Everton yesterday.

First-half goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas at Goodison Park inflicted upon the Red Devils their 11th Premier League loss of the season.

And Rooney, who admitted that Manchester United were disappointed with the outcome of the contest, was not pleased in the manner in which his side conceded the two goals.

The England international further bemoaned the reigning champions’ lack of quality in the final third against the Toffees.


“We're obviously disappointed with the result", he told MUTV.

"I thought that in the first half we moved the ball well, but we just didn’t penetrate enough.

"Everyone knows that it’s a difficult place to come and Everton made it difficult for us by putting bodies behind the ball, but we conceded two really sloppy goals which we need to cut out because we’re making it hard for ourselves to get back into games.”

Manchester United, who are currently seventh in the Premier League table with 57 points from 34 games, will next face strugglers Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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