Manchester United's Wayne Rooney: 'We need to improve our defending'

Rooney admits problems in defence
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Wayne Rooney says that Manchester United need to improve their defence if they want to win the Premier League this season.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney had admitted that his side's defensive performance so far this season has proved to be "a concern".

United had to come from behind to defeat Stoke City 4-2 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

It was the seventh time in 11 matches in 2012-13 that Sir Alex Ferguson's side had fallen behind and they have now conceded seven goals in four league home matches.

"Of course it is a concern," Rooney is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.

"We can't keep doing that. No disrespect to Stoke, but better opposition will punish us. We need to keep working and keep defending well.

"Hopefully soon we will get the players back who can provide a bit of cover for us because if we want to be successful this season, we can't keep doing that."

United remain four points behind Chelsea in second place in the league table.

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