Wayne Rooney’s performance has been called into question by fans.
After Manchester United sunk to a 2-1 derby day defeat to Manchester City, fans of the Red Devils quickly began to call into question the performance of a number of their players.
Although a number of players put in underwhelming performances, Wayne Rooney was singled out by fans after he failed to have a positive impact on proceedings.
Throughout the second half the United captain was seen arguing with the referee as he cut a frustrated figure on the pitch. While Rooney should have been awarded a penalty following Claudio Bravo’s challenge, he hardly won favour with Mark Clattenburg over the course of the game.
Not only that, but in the first half, Rooney’s touch was poor, while he also attempted a number of long range Hollywood passes that only gifted the ball back to Manchester City.
Indeed, it could even be argued that Rooney’s error was the catalyst for City’s opening goal.
In any event, with Zlatan Ibrahimović demonstrating fantastic form and Marcus Rashford quickly becoming a key player, Rooney’s time as the focal point of United’s attack maybe coming to an end.
We’ve moved on from players like Ronaldo, Giggs, Cantona etc just fine. Why is it so hard for people to realise Rooney’s time has gone?
— Adam Pritchard (@addypritchard) September 10, 2016
Rooney who was supposed to provide leadership could not do so. He was ordinary in an extraordinary game
— GARIBA RAUBIL (@GRAUBIL) September 10, 2016
Mourinho needs to grow some balls and drop Rooney and start rashord he’s fronting
— ????Antonio Badu (@Afro_tuga) September 10, 2016
Fernandinho was allowed to ball out because his midfield opposition was Rooney.
— ?? (@BasqueMaestro) September 10, 2016
We actually can win the league but as long as Wayne Rooney is untouchable, we will be fighting for 3rd place at best.
— alice (@alicewanjohi) September 10, 2016
Rooney needs to retire
— Boasy Romes (@Dxesroom) September 10, 2016
I’m actually a Rooney fan but when you compare him to Silva/ De Bruyne today he’s miles away ability/intelligence-wise.
— Tim (@Timmeh_TC_Crabb) September 10, 2016
The difference in City’s world-class number 10, De Bruyne, and United’s, Rooney, is staggering. Not good enough to challenge for the title.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 10, 2016
i think Mourinho has to take blame for his selection, shudn’t start Lingard, shuda play 4-3-3 and drop Rooney for Herrera
— Dominic Campbell (@Doms_Cam) September 10, 2016