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Rooney demands improvement after ´sloppy´ United display

23 September 2013 14:31

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has underlined the need for his side to make defensive improvements after Sunday's derby defeat.

David Moyes' team were trounced 4-1 by rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, with Rooney scoring a late consolation after a Sergio Aguero double and strikes from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri had put the game beyond doubt.

The result marked United's heaviest away defeat to City since 2004, and Rooney has acknowledged that his side's performance was far from acceptable.

"It is not good enough," Rooney told MUTV. "We know we have to improve and stop giving these sloppy goals away.

"It is not nice to lose to City. It was a bad result and we are all extremely disappointed."

Rooney's free-kick was his fourth goal in three games and made him the all-time leading scorer in Manchester derby matches with 11 goals.

But the England international was keen to focus solely on Wednesday's League Cup clash with Liverpool, rather than personal milestones.

"It is nice to score but it means nothing," he added. "The most important thing today was the points and we have come away with none.

"Thankfully we have another massive game against Liverpool. It is the ideal game for us. Any game against Liverpool, whether it is a friendly, Capital One Cup or Premier League, is massive.

"We have to try and get the victory so we can put this defeat to the back of our minds."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
22 September 2013
Game week
5
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 1
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47156

Goals

S. Agüero 16'
(assist by A. Kolarov) 
1 - 0
Y. Touré 45'+1
(assist by Negredo) 
2 - 0
S. Agüero 47'
(assist by Negredo) 
3 - 0
S. Nasri 50'
(assist by Jesús Navas) 
4 - 0
4 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
5
13
33 5'
8 50'
42 45+1'
15
25
16 16' 47'
9
Coach: M. Pellegrini
# Player Bookings
1
5
15
3
12
16
25 70'
18
31
10 30' 87'
19
Coach: D. Moyes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
7
10
14
2
6
30
35
# Player Bookings
23
6
14
17
26
28
40

Monday 22 September

Sunday 21 September

23:59
23:54
23:46
23:20
23:04
22:50
22:43
22:43
22:20
22:11
21:48
21:27
21:21
21:04
20:50
20:47
20:31
20:16
20:16
20:04
19:53
19:44
19:36
19:19
19:02
18:55
18:32
18:23
18:19
17:09
16:31
16:25
15:17
14:37
13:56
13:40
13:12
13:03
12:11
11:57
11:17
10:38
08:48
07:35
04:31
04:24
04:00
03:02
02:58
02:23
02:13
01:16
01:10
00:30
00:10
00:00

Saturday 20 September

23:48
23:37
23:28
23:27
23:18
23:18
22:49
22:42
22:29
22:21
22:19
21:58
21:54
21:51
21:31
21:09
21:04
20:53
20:52
20:45
20:41
20:09
20:00
19:55
19:49
19:37
19:29
19:20
19:11
18:57
18:26
18:09
18:03
18:01
18:00
17:52
17:26
17:20
17:08
15:46
15:40
15:22
15:16
15:08
14:58
14:07
12:42
12:09
11:34
11:03
07:13
05:19
04:04
03:20
02:42
01:31

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 5 +9 13
2 5 +6 10
3 5 +0 10
4 5 +4 9
5 5 +2 9
6 5 +3 8
7 5 +1 8
8 5 +1 7
9 5 +1 7
10 5 +0 6
11 5 -1 6
12 5 +1 5
13 5 -1 5
14 5 -2 5
15 5 -2 5
16 5 -4 5
17 5 -1 4
18 5 -8 4
19 5 -3 3
20 5 -6 3

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