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Rooney: One of my worst days

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney said a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday made it one of the worst days of his career in football.

Rooney could not hide his dismay following the game, during which Steven Gerrard netted two penalties for the visitors before Luis Suarez scored late on.

The 28-year-old told MUTV: "It's one of the worst days I've ever had in football.

"It's hard to take. You have to give Liverpool credit - they played well - but it's difficult to take.

"Nobody wants to lose, especially in this way, in your own stadium. It's not nice."

As for the match itself, he added: "To go behind by one penalty was hard to take.

"We had a game plan for the second half, which went out the window when they got the second penalty so early on.

"It made it an uphill battle to come back. I thought after that we had a couple of chances where I thought, if we got one, we could have gone for a second and maybe we could have done it.

"I haven't seen the penalties back again but from where I was standing on the pitch I don't think we can argue with them."

United's season will be effectively ended if they fail to overturn a two-goal deficit in Wednesday's Champions League clash at Old Trafford against Olympiakos who won the first leg 2-0.