Wayne Rooney laughs at Memphis Depay's overhead kick fail

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Wayne Rooney's testimonial match against Everton wasn't quite the entertaining affair the England captain probably deserved for his 12 years of service at Old Trafford.

The game against his former side ended without a goal and despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly all making their Old Trafford bows, there weren't too many moments to get excited about.

In fact, one of the highlights of the charity match did involve the man of the moment Rooney, but not for anything he did on the pitch.

With the game heading towards its climax, Memphis Depay tried to do something spectacular in order to separate the two sides.

A hopeful ball was delivered into the box and the Dutch international made one of the worst attempts at an overhead kick you're ever likely to see.

His initial steps backwards looked promising but Depay failed to get anywhere near the ball after tamely jumping up in the air.

Realising there was no chance of connecting with the cross, Depay didn't even attempt to throw a boot towards the ball and instead fell in a heap on the ground - much to the amusement of his captain.

Rooney, who received a brilliant reception to being substituted after 53 minutes, sat alongside his son Kai in the raised United dugout and neither could stop themselves laughing at Depay's effort.

The attempt could not have been any further away from Rooney's incredible bicycle kick against Manchester City in 2011 and further emphasises just how far Depay has fallen since arriving at Old Trafford last year.

After being one of the brightest prospects in the Dutch Eredivisie, the 22-year-old couldn't transfer that form to the Premier League and by the end of last season was struggling to get into Louis van Gaal's team.

He has featured regularly in Jose Mourinho's first few contests since replacing Van Gaal which suggests Depay is still part of the Portuguese's plans for the upcoming campaign.

Once Rooney has stopped laughing at the Dutch winger's endeavours, he could play a key role in helping someone clearly lacking in confidence rediscover some form.

Depay did show glimpses of the ability which earned him so many plaudits in Holland but stringing them together on a consistent basis will be vital if he is to have any kind of future at Man United.

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