Reo-Coker: Players to blame

The Trotters suffered their heaviest home defeat in 15 years as
in-form United, and especially hat-trick hero Wayne Rooney, ran
riot. Summer signing Reo-Coker insists the players are to blame for
the showing and not Bolton boss Owen Coyle. “The bottom line is we
weren’t good enough,” admitted Reo-Coker. “We didn’t apply
ourselves correctly. “We have got no one to blame but ourselves.
The manager hasn’t got to take any blame. It’s the players who must
take full responsibility. “We just weren’t good enough. United did
play well and that’s why they are champions and have won 19 league
titles. “You should not give world class players that much time and
space in certain situations. If you play one of the best teams in
the world and show them too much respect they will run all over you
and that’s what we did.” Reo-Coker believes they must learn their
lessons from the defeat ahead of this weekend’s home clash with
Norwich. “Lessons must be learned,” added Reo-Coker. “We cannot let
it happen again. “It’s a new team, it’s a new start and we weren’t
good enough. It’s nothing to do with the manager. We have to take
full responsibility. “The manager backs us 100 per cent and gives
us opportunity to play and we didn’t do that.”