Rooney: United need to stop falling behind

Not for the first time this season, Manchester United were dealt a huge scare in their most recent game after falling behind to CFR Cluj on Wednesday evening. While United did manage to turn the game around and triumph in 2-1 fashion, Wayne Rooney claims that it’s not acceptable for the club to keep falling behind and says that it’s an issue that must be rectified.

Once again the team looked extremely frail at the back and this was emphasised through the ease in which CFR Cluj grabbed their opening goal of the Champions League game. Fortunately, Sir Alex Ferguson could once again rely on his attacking players as two goals from Robin Van Persie confirmed the win for United. Moreover, Rooney appeared to be returning to his best following his recent fitness concerns and chipped in with both assists for his strike partner.

Nevertheless, Rooney has hit out at his team’s inability to defence. The former Everton striker said, “It does bother us having to come from behind because we are losing those early goals. 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.”

Nevertheless, with the club positioned in 3rd in the Premier League table and in 1st place in Group H of the Champions League, it’s certainly not been a bad start to the campaign – despite all of the negative press. Of course, if the club are to reap the rewards this term, there’s no doubt that the clear defensive issues have to be resolved sooner rather than later.