Wayne Rooney rues one of ‘worst days’ in career after Liverpool beat Man United

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is left disconsolate following a 3-0 loss to rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford

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Wayne Rooney has described Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat by Liverpool as one of the striker’s “worst days” ever in football.

Reds captain Steven Gerrard scored penalties either side of half-time before missing a third spot-kick after Nemanja Vidic was issued with his fourth red card in a north-west derby for a foul on Daniel Sturridge.

Nobody wants to lose, especially in this way, in your own stadium. It’s not nice

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez compounded United’s misery with his 25th goal of the season with six minutes remaining at Old Trafford, with the Reds moving to within four points of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The Red Devils are 14 points behind their bitter rivals following the embarrassing defeat, and Rooney spoke about his emotions after the latest setback in the club’s disappointing season.

“It’s one of the worst days I’ve ever had in football,” Rooney told MUTV.

“It’s hard to take. You have to give Liverpool credit – they played well – but it’s difficult to take. Nobody wants to lose, especially in this way, in your own stadium. It’s not nice.”

Rooney, who signed a new five-and-a-half year deal last month, felt any chance of a United comeback evaporated when Gerrard netted his second penalty of the afternoon.

“To go behind by one penalty was hard to take,” Rooney said. “We had a game plan for the second half, which went out the window when they got the second penalty so early on.

“It made it an uphill battle to come back. I thought after that we had a couple of chances where I thought, if we got one, we could have gone for a second and maybe we could have done it. Obviously it didn’t happen, though.

“Then, to concede a third penalty, even though they missed, was a big blow to us. We were then chasing the game with 10 men. That made it difficult for us and they kept the ball well to see the game out.

“I haven’t seen the penalties back again but from where I was standing on the pitch I don’t think we can argue with them.”

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