Score as many as you want but conceding goals is a problem! – Wayne Rooney

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney was left to lament his side’s defensive display against Newcastle United.

United were back to their attacking best in the Tuesday night encounter against the Magpies but despite having managed to score thrice, the Red Devils could only earn a draw following a host of defensive lapses in the eventual 3-3 draw at St James’ Park.

Rooney was less than pleased with his side’s defensive performance on the night and has demanded the backline improve out of sight in order to keep things tighter at the back.

Rooney told MUTV: “I think after going 2-0 up we were in control of the game, and then we’ve let them back into it.”

“To then get our third goal and concede again was disappointing from us.”

“I think they were silly goals to concede on our behalf and they were avoidable. They have cost us two points so we’re disappointed.”

“We can’t keep going on conceding three goals every game so we have to work on that and create the chances without giving goals away.

“You can score as many goals as you want, but if you keep conceding goals then it’s a problem. We have to keep trying to get that balance right and keep creating chances, scoring goals and keeping them out.”

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