Even though Sir Alex had insisted that this will stop, United conceded an early goal due to a defence lapse against Cluj this week in their Champions League fixture.
This has happened for the sixth time this season and this has been the fourth situation when they turned the tables into their favour. They had lost to Everton and Tottenham.
Before facing Newcastle this week, Rooney believes that United needs to stop this.
“It does bother us having to come from behind because we are losing those early goals,” said Rooney.
“It is not nice and it is something that we have to stop because we cannot afford to keep letting teams get a head start on us, especially in the Champions League because it is difficult to win the game anyway.
“We have to make sure we are more solid and hopefully we can be in future games.”
Rooney played a deeper role against Cluj and created two goals for Robin van Persie against Cluj. He and Persie got along really well on the pitch.
Rooney had given a very delicate left-footed cross to Robin van Persie who easily turned it into a great goal surprising Sir Alex Ferguson.
“The second goal was fantastic,” said Ferguson.
“It was a great ball from Wayne.
“I thought he had hit it too far in front of him. But the speed to get to the ball and his deftness of touch were fantastic.”
However, Fergie felt that the first goal was a bit of a lucky shot.
“The best quality both of them have is that they can turn a game,” said Ferguson.
“That is an important feature. It doesn’t really matter if they have a personal combination, it is their ability to finish moves off, whether it is through (Tom) Cleverley, Nani or (Antonio) Valencia.
“We have a pair of really top players who can finish and change a game.”
Jonny Evans was replaced by Scott Wootton when he picked up a little injury adding to United’s worries.
“It is a dead leg,” said Ferguson.
“He got injured on Saturday and had a recurrence of that. He has five days to recover for Sunday. Hopefully he will be okay.”
Hopefully, United will come up with a solution to their defensive issues.