Wayne Rooney has thanked Manchester United fans for their continued support in the aftermath of Sunday's 3-0 loss against Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Posting on his official Facebook page, the 28-year-old striker described the defeat as "one of the worst days I've had in football", but paid tribute to the unwavering loyalty shown by the crowd at the weekend.
The Red Devils have endured a difficult season following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, with new manager David Moyes struggling to follow his fellow Scot's lead, having previously established the club as number one in the country.
Their latest defeat leaves Manchester United in a lowly seventh place in the Premier League table, and supporters are now facing up to the prospect of a season without European football next term.
"Yesterday was one of the worst days I’ve had in football and was hard to take," reflected Rooney on his official Facebook page.
"Having said that the fans were brilliant right until the end under difficult circumstances so I would like to thank them for that."
With attention now quickly turning to Wednesday's Champions League last-16 second leg clash against Olympiakos at Old Trafford, where Manchester United will be looking to overturn a 2-0 first leg defeat, Rooney also issued a rallying call to supporters planning to attend the game.
"We need to move on as we have a big game on Wednesday," he added. "If the fans can repeat an atmosphere like Sunday then we will have a good chance of going through.
"Thanks again for all your support."