Manchester United latest: Rooney’s ‘nightmare’ & coach ‘slams’ Moyes

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Manchester United lost 3-0 to Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday via two goals from the penalty spot by Reds skipper Steven Gerrard and one goal from Luis Suarez.

Red Devils’ striker Wayne Rooney described the defeat as ‘a nightmare’.

"It's a nightmare." Liverpool-born Rooney told MUTV. "It's one of the worst days I've ever had in football."

The former Everton youngster continued:

"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."

Manager David Moyes admitted the top four was now ‘a long way off’ for the champions who now sit 12 points behind Manchester City in fourth place with just 9 games left to play this term.

BBC Match of the Day pundit Danny Mills believes United could face a ’10-year wait’ to win the Premier League title again following defeat to the Merseyside club.

The Telegraph suggest today that Champions League progression past Olympiakos is Moyes’ only hope for survival now ahead of United’s second leg tie with the Greek champions at Old Trafford this Wednesday, in which United will be hoping to overturn a two-goal deficit suffered in the first leg in Athens last month.

Meanwhile, Everton youth coach Kevin Sheedy claims Moyes is ‘not interested’ in youth, basing his damning verdict on his 7 years working alongside the Scot at Goodison Park.

However, club veteran Ryan Giggs has been angered by rumours he and Moyes have had a ‘rift’ at Old Trafford. According to reports emerging today, the Welshman was ‘fuming’ over the allegations he had fallen out with the boss.

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