Wayne Rooney: Manchester United deserved to beat Leicester City

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United were unlucky not to come away with three points from the game against Leicester City.

Man United took the lead early on thanks to Anthony Martial‘s composed finish but Wes Morgan equalised not long after.

We dominated the early exchanges in the first half and although it was the complete opposite in the second half, Rooney felt United were the better team.

“We were the better team and deserved to win in my opinion. [Top four] is going to be difficult now, we’re relying on other teams and we’re going to have to take maximum points from our remaining games.

“Leicester have made it tough for teams all season but I felt we had the better chances. We’re disappointed we didn’t win the game, it’s a blow, but we have to keep going.”

United certainly deserved to take the lead after firing out of the blocks in the first half but our pitiful response to Morgan’s goal saw us cower back into our shells and we lost so much momentum which we never regained.

If I’m honest, I wouldn’t say United deserved to win the game on the whole and a draw seemed a fair result. We should have had a penalty which could have given us the three points but that’s hypothetical after Michael Oliver bottled it like he always does with big decisions.

Following that draw, our top four push looks over unless there is a spectacular collapse from either Manchester City or Arsenal between now and the end of the season, so another year without Champions League football at Old Trafford beckons.

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