Rooney calls for improvement

Despite sitting top of the table, Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United need to improve with a third of the season gone.

Last Updated: 28/11/12 at 19:59 Post Comment

Wayne Rooney: Looking for improvement

Wayne Rooney: Looking for improvement

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

United are a point clear of champions and rivals Manchester City - who remain undefeated, whilst Sir Alex Ferguson's side have lost three times already.

Rooney admits that they need to address their form, starting at the back, as United have conceded 18 goals so far this season.

"Clean sheets are the foundation we hope for, we know we have players who can score goals and win us games," he said.

"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."

Their failure to keep clean sheets has also seen them concede first 12 times in their last 20 games, including their last match on Saturday as they came from behind again to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1.

"I don't know why it is but it's happening too many times," Rooney said.

"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."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Manchester United won't budge over David De Gea fee

Manchester United are adamant that Real Madrid will have to play a world record fee for a goalkeeper to sign David De Gea.

Guardiola will let Schweini decide future

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has told Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger he can make up his own mind on his future.

Dean Hammond signs new deal with Leicester City

Leicester midfielder Dean Hammond has signed a new contract with the club after his previous deal expired.

Mail Box

Nani's Failure Still Leaves A Sour Taste

It's a decent afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Paulinho, Nani, the future of women's football and yet more of your annoyances. These will be the last of them...

Media Must Maintain Women's Momentum

England being English was tough luck but the media must build on the increased interest in the women's game. Also, mails on Turan, United aiming too high and BAPs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company