The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has praised the defence of the club by saying that it was some of the important reasons for them comfortably winning against Newcastle United during the weekend. Manchester United came into the match against Newcastle United after having just been beaten by Tottenham 3-2 at Old Trafford. In fact, this is not the first time Manchester United have conceded more than two goals this season.

As a result, there have been a lot of questions asked about the defence, which does not have many key players like Nemanja Vidic and Smalling. Liverpool news even linked United with a bid for Daniel Agger.

However, the players managed to keep a clean sheet in the match against Newcastle United during the weekend. The 3-0 win help the Manchester United reached the second position in the Premier league table ahead of the rivals Manchester city. Speaking after the match, the England international Wayne Rooney said that it was extremely important that the club kept a clean sheet in the match because it is one of the hardest games during the course of the season. He has also acknowledged the fact that the club have not defended well in the first few matches of the season, but is hoping that they continue in this form throughout the season.

“It’s a great result. Everyone knows this is probably one of the hardest games of the season. We came here, defended brilliantly. We fully deserved the victory. The first six games of the season we haven’t defended well enough — not just the back four, the whole team, and today we were brilliant against a physical team,” said Wayne Rooney after the match. Despite this victory, Manchester United are still four points behind the table leaders Chelsea. Manchester United will be facing Chelsea in the next few weeks in the Premier league and the league cup.