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.”