Saturday, 26th April, 2014

Wayne Rooney has insisted Manchester United were desperate to show they are a good team after the sacking of David Moyes, as they thumped Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford today.

Ryan Giggs, appointed interim boss until the end of the season, brought a feel-good factor back to Manchester United and the Red Devils took the lead in the 41st minute when Rooney tucked away a penalty.

Rooney added a second within three minutes of the restart in the second half, before Juan Mata, brought off the bench, scored in the 63rd and 73rd minutes to cap a memorable performance.

Asked whether the performance had come about because of David Moyes' sacking, Rooney instead insisted the players had been hurt by criticism of them.


"We've had a tough week, there has been a lot of negativity towards us", he told Sky Sports.

"We were hurt by it and today we wanted to show we are better than we have shown.

"Of course we accept responsibility [for Moyes’ sacking], we under-performed but we have to move on.

"We have to show we're a top team in the next three games", Rooney concluded.

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