Wayne Rooney: I don’t know why Man Utd aren’t killing teams off

Wayne Rooney admits he is unsure why Manchester United have been unable to "kill teams off" this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Wayne Rooney admits United have conceded too many goals this term Photo: The Sport Review

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Wayne Rooney admits that Manchester United’s leaky defence has him baffled.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have managed to edge out their opposition on numerous occasions this season despite unconvincing displays – but the table-topping Red Devils are still on course to win their 20th top-flight title.

United are nine points clear of derby rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s clash with Everton.

But despite Manchester United’s inability to “kill teams off”, Rooney is confident the league leaders remain on course to prise the title away from City.

“I can’t put my finger on why we are not killing teams off,” said Rooney. “We have scored plenty of goals. It is the most number we have scored at this stage of the season.

“We have conceded too many and have done throughout the season. But that is the way we have been set up to play. We have to just keep our scoring going.

“Results are the most important thing now,”

Rooney believes that United’s ability to pick up points even when they are not at their best has been key to their progress this term.

“Look at Manchester City against QPR,” he added. “They should have got the win, had a lot of chances but ended up dropping two points.

“That could quite easily have happened to us against Southampton the following night.

“It proves we have to keep picking up the points when we can.

“Once it comes down to the last four or five games, then we will see what position we are in and work out what we have to do.”


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