Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney expressed how sad he was to see his side lose 2-1 to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

On Saturday, the Reds were in South Wales taking on Gary Monk's team who eventually secured a win after coming from behind to beat Louis van Gaal's men.

Ander Herrera scored the opener on the day, but the lead didn’t last two minutes when Ki tapped home the equaliser.

The Swans then went on to score the winner after Jonjo Shelvey’s shot deflected off Bafetimbi Gomis into the net and despite United being the dominant team in the tie, they couldn’t work the Swansea goalkeeper enough, something Rooney wasn’t happy about.

“Of course, it is hard to take,” he told MUTV after the match in South Wales. “Certainly, in the second half, I thought we dominated up until they scored and I thought we got a great goal to go 1-0 up. I was really disappointed in the way we conceded, coming from a throw-in so soon after we scored.

“We went in at half-time knowing that we could play. In the second half they were struggling to get out but then they hit us with a sucker punch, a shot from 30 yards and a deflected goal. These things happen but it was a disappointing day for us.

“If we could have kept hold of the lead until half-time, Swansea would have had to have tried to come out more leaving even more space for us. As I said before, I thought we dominated but maybe didn’t test the keeper enough up until they scored, that’s disappointing given the play we had.

“It was one-way traffic and it felt like that on the pitch, it felt like a matter of time. We were putting them under pressure but they did defend the box well, putting bodies in front of the ball, but this is a blow for us, coming away from today with no points having played like that.”

However, the Red Devils play Gus Poyet' s Sunderland next at Old Trafford and Rooney described the match as a must win.

“We need to hit back next week. There are still a lot of games to go and we have to bounce back from this quickly, go on another good run and try to keep us in a good position to finish in that top four,” he concluded.

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