Wayne Rooney: Manchester United’s draw against Newcastle United felt like a defeat

by Ben Topliss

Wayne Rooney has admitted that Manchester United’s 3-3 draw against Newcastle United on Tuesday felt like a defeat.

Man United went 2-0 up in the clash before goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled things up for the Magpies.

Rooney fired United ahead with ten minutes to go but Paul Dummett’s late equaliser meant both sides had to share the points. The United captain was disappointed following the game.

“It does feel like a defeat. After scoring three good goals, it was maybe a lack of concentration – not staying with runners for the third – and that is disappointing,” Rooney said.

“If you take a two-goal lead, we should be taking all three points and killing the game off. We didn’t take all our chances and we have been punished for it. We always want to try and play entertaining attacking football that is what we work on and try and do, and hopefully we can come up with more solutions.”

United supporters have been crying out for entertaining football in recent weeks and they were certainly given that against Newcastle.

However, it came at a cost in terms of the result and how many times Newcastle got forward over the course of the match. That being said, United had chances to kill the game off through Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini and they didn’t take them. United should have had the game wrapped up.

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