Wayne Rooney sorry for 'sloppy' United display

Wayne Rooney sorry for 'sloppy' United display

Wayne Rooney sorry for 'sloppy' United display

Wayne Rooney has admitted Manchester United's performance in Sunday's derby-day hammering by City was simply not good enough.

United were beaten 4-1 by Manuel Pellegrini's men, their worst away loss in the fixture since 2004.

Out-manoeuvred in midfield, where £27.5million new-boy Marouane Fellaini was a particular disappointment, the Red Devils conceded three goals in a six-minute spell either side of half-time that left them staring down the barrel of total humiliation.

As it turned out, a combination of City easing off and Rooney grabbing a late consolation meant the damage was not as extensive as had appeared likely.

Still, for a team used to setting such high standards, Rooney knows the performance was not acceptable.

"It is not good enough," the 27-year-old 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."

Manager David Moyes excused Rooney from blame, claiming the England man did not deserve to be on the losing side.

His goal - a fourth in three games - means he has now become the highest scorer in derby matches with 11.

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