Wayne Rooney has come out over the weekend and stated the Manchester United need to improve defensively despite the reds sitting on top of the Barclay’s Premier League.
After the 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday at Old Trafford, Manchester United are 1 point clear of rivals Manchester City. City are currently undefeated in the Premier League this season, whilst Manchester United have lost three times already.
This season United have conceded 18 goals both home and away and Wayne Rooney admits that the squad need to look at their form going into the busy Christmas period, starting at the back.
Speaking with MUTV Rooney said:
“Clean sheets are the foundation we hope for, we know we have players who can score goals and win us games, If we can get a clean sheet, then I’m sure we can get them at the other end and win games. ”
“As a team, we’ve played some good stuff at times but we’ve also ground results out as well. To lose three games this early is something we need to put right.
“We’re lucky that we’ve won all the other games and not drawn any. It means we’re still in a good position in the league.
“So we need to make sure we are full focused now and try to kick on, try to go on a good run.”
So far this season Manchester United have conceded first 12 times in the last 20-games, Rooney had this to say:
“I don’t know why it is but it’s happening too many times, we need to just go out now and try to get the early goal. As soon as we get a goal, the team settles down and the game settles.
“We tend to take control of the game. But more often than not we’ve conceded first and made it hard for ourselves to try to get back in the game then go on and win it.”