The Manchester United star insists the players got together to discuss the humiliating defeat to their rivals and believes his side are now capable of winning the Champions League
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United did, however, recover from the demoralising defeat to beat Olmypiakos and reach the Champions League quarter-finals and, after Goal revealed the crisis talks between Moyes and his backroom team, Rooney has now lifted the lid on how the players met to discuss their plight.
"I'm not going to confirm the details of what happened, but obviously we talk," the England international said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror. "We talk after every game, whether we win, lose or draw, but we knew as a team what went wrong on Sunday.
"We didn't need anyone to tell us and we came out and delivered a big performance against Olympiakos. I think Sunday, as all the players will admit, was a devastating result for us.
"To lose 3-0 the way we did was hard to take and we had to stand up and really be at our best against Olympiakos, because that wasn't good enough. We’ve done that, but we have to kick on now and we have to give performances like that every week."
And Rooney now believes that the impressive 3-0 triumph over the Greek champions can inspire United to go on and win the Champions League. When asked if lifting the trophy this season would be possible, he added: "Yeah, I think we can.
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"You look at the three Spanish teams left in the competition. They're all good teams - Chelsea are probably playing the best football this season. I know they lost at Aston Villa, but they're playing some good football and obviously you've got Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain are playing well.
"It's a talented group of teams left, so whoever we get I'm sure it will be a tough game."