'Bitterly disappointing' - Stunned Rooney reflects on 5-3 loss

Wayne Rooney has been speaking about the 5-3 defeat against Leicester City this afternoon.

Manchester United are reeling this evening after throwing away a 3-1 lead against Leicester City. They eventually lost the game 5-3 after some dodgy refereeing decisions and also a complete capitulation of defensive duties.

Captain Wayne Rooney stomped around the King Power Stadium at times not knowing who to be more annoyed with, his defence, or the referee Mark Clattenburg.

He himself was partially to blame when Esteban Cambiasso smashed home the equaliser, so in some respects he might have simply been annoyed with himself.

After the game he spoke to MUTV about the defeat, and seemed lost for an explanation as to why United failed to deal with the newly promoted Foxes:

“We're all really disappointed, especially after going 3-1 up. We should have seen the game off, and we should have kept the ball better. We didn't do that, we made a few mistakes and it has cost us.

“Leicester played a lot of long balls and we struggled a little bit with those. Overall, it wasn't good enough as a team. We played some good stuff at times and scored some great goals, but we made too many mistakes as a team and have to do better.”

“We gave away a sloppy goal straight after we got our second. That lifted the crowd, but we have to do better. It's bitterly disappointing that we didn't.”

On a day when Rooney was outshone by a player in Jamie Vardy who was playing semi-professional football when the United captain moved to Old Trafford - 'bitterly disappointing' seems an understatement.

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