Wayne Rooney asks the team to step up

 

Wayne Rooney acknowledges that Manchester United cannot afford to keep falling behind in games during the opening exchanges. He asks the team to step up as Robin Van Persie saves the red devils again.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have picked up an unfortunate habit of conceding early on, with another scare suffered during a UEFA Champions League clash with CFR Cluj on Tuesday.

United rallied to secure a 2-1 victory on Romanian soil, courtesy of a Robin van Persie brace, but have now found themselves trailing on six occasions already this season.

Rooney acknowledges that they need to tighten up and cut out the early setbacks if they are to challenge for top honors at home and abroad.

“It does bother us having to come from behind because we are losing those early goals,” Rooney said.

“It is not nice and it is something that we have to stop because we cannot afford to keep letting teams get a head start on us, especially in the Champions League because it is difficult to win the game anyway.

“We have to make sure we are more solid and hopefully we can be in future games.”

But it was the Dutchman again who the difference for the red devils was on the night that seemed like they were to be beaten by CFR Cluj. Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for  his new acquired front man who has been a high ride since arriving from arch-rivals Arsenal.

 

robin van Persie celebrates with Rooney

Robin van persie shows the difference between him and the rest of the strikers

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