Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has panned the club’s disappointing display against Leicester City at the weekend, and admitted that the defence struggled against long balls from Leicester City.
This saw the team fall to a 5-3 loss against the recently promoted club despite leading 3-1 going into the latter stages of the game, as reported by the Daily Express.
The England international saw his side concede four goals without reply, losing a game that had seemed exceptionally in their hands before Rafael gave away a penalty against Jamie Vardy.
A strike from legendary midfielder Estaban Cambiasso then brought the game level at 3-3, before the aforementioned Vardy broke through the lax Man Utd defence to put the Foxes ahead.
With the Reds pushing for an equaliser, hoping to stave off at least some of the embarrassment, Vardy then broke through again, before being brought down by Tyler Blackett.
Leonardo Ulloa converted the resulting penalty, which saw Blackett get sent off for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity.
Rooney was not happy with the display, and said: “We are all really disappointed, especially after going 3-1 up.
“Leicester played a lot of long balls and we struggled a little bit [to cope] with those, but overall it wasn’t good enough as a team.
“We played some good stuff at times and scored some great goals, but we made too many mistakes and, as a team, we have to do better.
“We gave away a sloppy goal straight after we had scored our second – that lifted the crowd, but we have to do better. It’s bitterly disappointing that we didn’t.”