We punished city slackers
AYNE Rooney has accused City’s midfielders of not tracking back – and revealed that was their derby downfall.
The Reds captain has revealed that manager Louis van Gaal and his backroom team planned to expose the Blues engine room at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Yaya Toure – among others – have come in for criticism from Blues fans this season for their apparent lack of work-rate.
And Rooney says he and his team-mates knew that was their weakness going into the 4-2 drubbing.
“We know some City players are not the best at tracking back and was a major masterstroke defending and tracking as three of his own runners and we felt we midfielders were on the could make them pay for scoresheet in the 4-2 that and we did,” said derby rout that ended a Rooney. four-match trail of
“We have got players triumph for City in recent who can score goals Manchester clashes. from midfield and, to be Ashley Young cancelled honest, we felt that out Sergio Aguero’s was going to win us the opener, Marouane Fellaini game and it was proved to headed the Reds into
a first-half lead and be.“After a terrible start we
Juan Mata put United came back into the game further ahead in the really well. second half.
“We got the equaliser and from then it felt like there was only one team who was going to win.
“We dominated the game in the second half.”
Van Gaal’s game plan