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We can't afford to go behind against Chelsea - Rooney

Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United cannot afford to give Chelsea the lead when the two teams meet today at Stamford Bridge.

United travel to the league leaders having given away the first goal in eight of their 12 matches this season.

"We did well to get back in the game and win against Braga but against the best teams it will be more difficult to get those goals," Rooney says. "We certainly don't want to be going one or two down against Chelsea. I know we went three down last season and still drew but we can't afford to do that again."

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