Wayne Rooney: Manchester United are not clinical enough

by Ben Topliss

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United must find more quality up top if they are to be successful this season.

Man United dominated the game against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night but a lack of cutting edge in front of goal meant they were held to a 0-0 draw.

Rooney admitted United must be more clinical in terms of their finishing as they look for silverware this term.

When asked if United were ruthless enough, the 30-year-old said: “No, we’re not.

“I think we need to score more goals as a team. I feel we showed a lack of composure, which put ourselves under pressure a lot. It’s a learning curve for us, but we can’t go on saying it’s a learning curve. We have to start turning these games into victories.”

Rooney has been criticised at points this season but he had one of his better games against PSV.

His touch was generally good and his passing had purpose and drive, but he must shoulder some of the blame for United’s lack of cutting edge at Old Trafford. However, he could do nothing to change the profligacy of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, who both missed good chances against the Dutch outfit. The team as a whole will need to be much better against Leicester City this weekend.

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