Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has heaped praise on his team-mates, despite coming off the losing side at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea beat Louis van Gaal’s side to edge closer to sealing the Premier League title. The Reds had a very good and dominating display at west London, and England captain Rooney - who played in the midfield due to Michael Carrick and Daley Blind’s absence - felt they shouldn’t have left Stamford Bridge empty handed.
“I thought it [the performance] was excellent, we dominated from start to finish,” Rooney told MUTV. “We created some good chances, but unfortunately didn’t take any of them. I felt that if we got a goal, even with five minutes to go, we would have gone on to win.”
“I think we can take great confidence from this result as I’ve rarely seen a team come to Stamford Bridge and dominate so much, all that was missing was a goal. On another day we could have scored two or three goals, but it wasn’t to be today. We have to move on now and look forward to facing Everton next weekend.”
Rooney also hailed the displays of Paddy McNair and Luke Shaw, who were very impressive despite not playing for United in over a month.
“I thought they [McNair, Shaw] were excellent. Paddy came up against a very physical player in Didier Drogba and handled him really well. As for Luke, we all know what a talent he is. He’s been out for a while and has come back today giving a very good performance. I think the two lads will take a lot of confidence from that display.”