Wayne Rooney urges Man United to end season on positive note

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is critical of the Red Devils's performance in a 3-0 loss to Manchester City

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Wayne Rooney signed a new five-and-a-half year deal last month Photo: The Sport Review

Wayne Rooney has called on Manchester United to end their season on a positive note following a 3-0 loss to derby rivals Manchester City.

Edin Dzeko broke the deadlock within 43 seconds before scoring after half-time to put the visitors in control, with Yaya Toure netting in dying moments of the local clash.

We’ve got two big games coming up against Bayern Munich but first we have to focus on the Villa game and try to end the season on a positive note

Wayne Rooney

United are 12 points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal and face newly-crowned Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final.

And Rooney, who signed a new five-and-a-half year deal at the club last month, urged United to stay together after their tenth league defeat of the season.

“It’s a bad night and we didn’t deserve to win. We weren’t clinical enough and we didn’t create enough chances,” Rooney told United’s website.

“No-one likes to lose a derby game – they’re big games and they’re great to win, but when you lose it’s not a great feeling. For the fans and for us, we have to win more and stay together.

“It was a poor start – I’m not even sure whether we touched the ball before they scored. After that, I thought we did okay and got back into the game a little bit before half-time. But we started the second half on the back foot and their second goal was a killer.

“We’ve got two big games coming up against Bayern Munich but first we have to focus on the Villa game and try to end the season on a positive note.”

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