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Rooney: We must improve

WAYNE Rooney is desperate for struggling Manchester United to shrug off poor Premier League form and put one foot in the Champions League knockout stage with a win against Romanian champions CFR Cluj.

"The Champions League is completely different to the Premier League. If you are not at your best you get punished, which is what happened to us last season," said Rooney, still smarting after a 3-2 home defeat by Spurs.

"We have to make sure that won't happen again this year so this is a big game for us."