Wayne Rooney has reflected on today’s defeat against Liverpool and has singled it out as one of his worst moments on the pitch.
“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. To go behind by one penalty was hard to take. We had a game plan for the second half, which went out the window when they got the second penalty so early on. It made it an uphill battle to come back. I thought after that we had a couple of chances where I thought, if we got one, we could have gone for a second and maybe we could have done it. Obviously it didn’t happen, though. Then, to concede a third penalty, even though they missed, was a big blow to us. We were then chasing the game with 10 men. That made it difficult for us and they kept the ball well to see the game out. I haven’t seen the penalties back again but from where I was standing on the pitch I don’t think we can argue with them.”