Wayne Rooney admits he and his Manchester United teammates are disappointed with the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup but said they must quickly move on in order to prepare for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Man United captain Rooney cancelled out Nacho Monreal’s opener on Monday night as the two side’s went in level at half time.
However, former United striker Danny Welbeck eventually capitalised on an awful Antonio Valencia passback to score the winner for the Gunners.
Rooney says he was disappointed with the defeat but that United mustn’t dwell on the result.
Speaking about the game, Rooney said: ”We’re obviously disappointed. Going into half-time having equalised, we felt that we’d create enough chances to win the game, but it wasn’t to be. Conceding the second goal the way we did in the second half meant that we were always chasing the game afterwards; they made it difficult for us and defended well.
“It was a close game; it could have gone either way. Mistakes happen, but it’s not nice when you’re on the receiving end of one which costs us a goal. It’s a hard one to take, but we have to dust ourselves down and get ready for Sunday.”
With a number of tough fixtures coming up, Rooney is right in saying they must forget about the Arsenal game.
United are fourth in the Premier League but face the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur over March and April. It is imperative that the club qualify for next season’s Champions League and they can have no excuses if they don’t given it is the only competition left to focus on.