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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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sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

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eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

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ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

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