Apr 20, 2014 at 4.10pm UK at ​Goodison Park
Everton
2-0
Man UtdManchester United
Baines (28' pen.), Mirallas (43')
Barkley (47'), McCarthy (60')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Jones (26'), Smalling (50')

Wayne Rooney rues defensive mistakes

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says that he is disappointed with his side's 2-0 defeat against Everton.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has expressed his disappointment following his side's 2-0 defeat against Everton.

First-half goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas kept Roberto Martinez's side in the hunt for Champions League football, while condemning the Reds to their 11th Premier League defeat of the season.

Former Everton player Rooney felt that his side played well in the early stages, but their lack of an attacking threat and lapses in concentration at the back cost them dearly.

"We're obviously disappointed with the result," he told MUTV. "I thought that in the first half we moved the ball well, but we just didn't penetrate enough.

"We moved the ball quite well and they were struggling to get near us at times, but we just had to try to break them down. They sat quite deep, so we might have needed more width or more runners in behind to create space but it was a difficult game.

"Everyone knows that it's a difficult place to come and Everton made it difficult for us by putting bodies behind the ball, but we conceded two really sloppy goals which we need to cut out because we're making it hard for ourselves to get back into games."

United are currently seventh in the Premier League table.

A dejected David Moyes manager of Manchester United looks to the ground during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United on April 20, 2014
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