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Rooney relief after crazy game

Wayne Rooney admitted Manchester United's 4-3 victory at Reading resembled a 'basketball match' following a crazy opening half hour.

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The Royals took the lead twice but ultimately succumbed to a Robin van Persie match-winning strike after just 34 minutes at the Madejski Stadium.

Victory put United three points clear of rivals City ahead of next weekend's Manchester derby at the Ethiad Stadium.

And although England star Rooney was not happy with the way the side defended, he was relieved after collecting the points.

He told The Sun: "It was crazy out there - it was not good defending at set-pieces and it could have cost us.

"We had to make sure we were better in the second half and we did that.

"It probably doesn't do the coaches or the fans any good watching that.

"But we always believed in ourselves and when we went behind twice we came back.

"Having seen the earlier results, it was important to come away from here with three points regardless of the performance.

"When you look back at it, it was like a basketball match, which maybe delighted the neutral fan."

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

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alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

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