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Twitter Destroys Wayne Rooney Again Despite Assist For Man United Winner

Manchester United got out of jail somewhat on Saturday evening as Marcus Rashford finally found a way past a formidable Hull City defence to score a late winner.

The young England international and winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan changed the came when they came on towards the end of the second half, but once again one of the major talking points was the performance of Man United captain Wayne Rooney.

HULL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester United at KCOM Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The 30-year-old has become accustomed to producing displays that leave many aghast as his very presence, only to pop up with a pivotal intervention at the right time.

In this evening’s game, he was the one who provided the assist fro Rashford after taking the ball pas Mohamed El Mohamady into the Hull penalty box.

However, this was not enough to placate those who had already sharpened their knives:

HULL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United in action with David Meyler of Hull City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at KC Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Hull, England.  (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Of course, given the fact that he had such a big hand in the goal, many were quick to jump to the defence of their captain, though a defence of “Yes he played terribly, but…” doesn’t seem to be built on that solid a foundation…

Then there’s….whatever the hell this is…

Hull City's English defender Curtis Davies vies with Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (L) during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Manchester United at the KCOM Stadium in Kingston upon Hull, north east England on August 27, 2016. / AFP / Lindsey PARNABY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Premier League takes a break for two weeks while the World Cup qualifiers begin next weekend. Man United’s next game is the Manchester derby against Pep Guardiola’s Man City on September 10th – giving José Mourinho plenty of time to work out how to incorporate Mkhitaryan and Rashford into the starting lineup without dropping anyone else.

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