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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.

Wayne Rooney was not happy with some of his United team-mates.
Wayne Rooney was not happy with some of his United team-mates.

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 unacceptable.

“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 sloppy goals.

“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 that.

“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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