Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney produced a dismal first-half performance against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon - and Twitter reacted accordingly.
The England international, who scored a hat-trick against Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifying round on Wednesday night, looked sluggish and off the pace against the Swans and touched the ball fewer times than United’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the opening 45 minutes.
Louis van Gaal will surely be tempted to enter the transfer market for another striker before the summer transfer window closes at 6pm on Tuesday. Failure to do so could seriously hinder the Red Devils’ chances of ending the season with silverware.
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Rooney has now failed to score in any of his opening four league matches for Manchester United this season.
The 30-year-old has no serious competition at Old Trafford - Javier Hernandez doesn’t have the trust of Van Gaal and could yet leave Old Trafford before the window closes, while James Wilson is still very young - and knows, because of his status of captain, that he is virtually undroppable.
Van Gaal confirmed this weekend that he speaks with Rooney about everything to do with the club, including team selection, but this might be to the detriment of Manchester United.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Wayne Rooney’s first-half display
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