Wayne Rooney Claims That Dreadful Man United ‘Deserved To Beat’ Southampton

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Skipper makes the claim despite dismal display against Ronald Koeman’s side.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has claimed that his side deserved to win Sunday evening’s crucial game against Southampton at Old Trafford, report the Daily Star, despite the fact that the Red Devils were tepid throughout the clash and struggle to create any clear chances against Ronald Koeman’s side until the closing stages.

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United went down 1-0 to the Saints, thanks to Dusan Tadic’s goal mid-way through the second half, a result that means Southampton have leapfrogged United and now sit third in the Premier League table – one of the automatic qualification places for next season’s Champions League.

With Arsenal also having won comfortably on Sunday, 3-0 against Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium, United will be well aware that their lead over the Gunners has been cut this weekend, with Arsene Wenger’s men likely to be amongst United’s main challenges for a top four finish.

Despite the unacceptable display at Old Trafford, captain Wayne Rooney faced the media after the match and suggested that his side had deserved to win the game, despite the fact that their only real chances fell to Juan Mata after the Red Devils had fallen behind to a glorious Tadic finish:

“That is football, that is how it goes.”

“I think overall we had the better chances and played the better football and deserved to win but we were punished.”

“I have seen Southampton play better, we stopped a lot of their threats but we got punished. We have to move on and focus on the next game.”

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