Wayne Rooney
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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has slammed team-mates following their capitulation against Leicester City on Sunday.

It was for the first time in United's history in the Premier League, that they have lost a game in which they had a two-goal cushion. The Red Devils lost 5-3 to the Foxes after leading 3-1 until the hour mark.

The United skipper was furious with his team for not seeing the game off when they were up. He believes the team made way too many mistakes that cost them the match.

"That wasn't good enough," Rooney said, as quoted in the Mirror.

"We are all really disappointed, especially after going 3-1 up. We should have seen the game off and we should have kept the ball better, but we didn't do that, we made a few mistakes and it has cost us," he said.

Louis van Gaal has changed his system by ditching his preferred 3-5-2 and switched to a 4-3-3 formation. His team struggled to cope with Leicester's directness and their aerial onslaught also caught the inexperienced United defender's off guard.

"Leicester played a lot of long balls and we struggled a little bit (to cope) with those, but overall it wasn't good enough as a team.

"We played some good stuff at times and scored some great goals, but we made too many mistakes and, as a team, we have to do better," the Three Lions captain said.

"We gave away a sloppy goal straight after we had scored our second - that lifted the crowd, but we have to do better. It's bitterly disappointing that we didn't," Rooney added.

The former Everton star was seen raging at his defenders following Esteban Cambiasso's equaliser, but preferred to point towards a collective failure rather than point fingers at individual players following the shock loss at the Kinf Power Stadium.