Rooney describes Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford as one of his worst moments in football
Liverpool’s Premier League title charge continues unhindered after being awarded no less than three penalties against Manchester United, with Steven Gerrard converting the first two spot kicks before hitting a post with the third.
The captain’s brace along with Luis Suarez’s late goal saw the Reds claim a 3-0 victory against the Red Devils, with Wayne Rooney crestfallen after the match as his team’s chance of playing Champions League football next season disappeared into thin air.
Rooney has recently signed a £300,000 per week contract to remain a United player for several seasons, although the forward was powerless to prevent Liverpool from enjoying a convincing win and admitted it was hard to take.
“It’s a nightmare. It’s one of the worst days I’ve ever had in football,” Rooney told MUTV.
“It’s hard to take. You have to give Liverpool credit – they played well – but it’s difficult to take.
“Nobody wants to lose, especially in this way, in your own stadium. It’s not nice.”
David Moyes was disappointed with United’s performance and was once again struggling to explain why his team failed to play to their full potential.
“It is difficult to explain it. It wasn’t what we expected,” Moyes said.
“I thought the players looked in good shape and good fettle before the game.
“We just didn’t get to the standards required to beat Liverpool. I have no qualms about the result.
“I have seen confident, well-motivated, hard-working and conscientious players in training. I hadn’t seen that.
“We are not doing as well as we should be. We are going to have to do better. We are going to have to make ourselves harder to beat and also to create more opportunities.
“I think the job was always going to be hard but if you are asking me is it harder than I thought I would say so, yes.”
United are now seventh in the Premier League table and a full eighteen points behind leaders Chelsea, with their defence of the title a very feeble one this season.