Man United 1 Tottenham 0: Wayne Rooney promises improvements

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says the three points was key after last season's poor start at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney says Manchester United are still a work in progress after the Red Devils limped to a narrow win against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

Spurs defender Kyle Walker put the ball past his own goalkeeper Michel Vorm under pressure from United captain Rooney in the first half.

Today was all about a good start and we went out there got the win

Wayne Rooney

The Red Devils struggled to register a second shot on target throughout the close-fought encounter, whilst Sergio Romero denied Christian Eriksen after the interval.

And Rooney, who started in a centre-forward role with Memphis Depay in support, was delighted with three points after United lost 2-1 to Swansea City in their season opener last term.

“The most important thing was the victory. We could have played better at times,” Rooney told BT Sport.

“After last season, we got off to a bad start at home and a bad run of results after that. Today was all about a good start and we went out there got the win.”

Rooney added that the United squad would look to improve on their mistakes ahead of their clash at Aston Villa on Friday night.

“We’re still working,” Rooney continued. “This pre-season has been relatively short compared to previous ones. But we’ve worked hard.

“All that work went into getting the three points. We have a couple of days to go over the things we did bad and we’ll start preparing for Aston Villa.”

United are top of the Premier League table after their 1-0 win against Spurs at Old Trafford.

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