Gary Neville angers Manchester United fans with his latest Wayne Rooney tweet

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Manchester United supporters are becoming increasingly agitated with pundits avoiding the Wayne Rooney issue.

It’s patently clear that the United and England captain isn’t the player he once was; his performance in the 3-1 defeat to Watford earned him a 3/10 rating from the Mirror which, if anything, was a little on the generous side.

But his former teammates in the media - and even ex-professionals who didn’t play alongside the striker - are failing to acknowledge the fact that Rooney is under-performing.

Fans are understandably bemused by the situation and asked Gary Neville, a loyal Rooney defender, to make an honest comment about the forward on Twitter this morning.

One of his followers tweeted him: “Say something about Rooney!! You still think he should start?? Say something!!”

United fans angry with Neville's Rooney tweet

But it’s safe to say his response only increased the United fans’ anger and disbelief.

Neville responded: “He didn't start v Feyenoord ... Didn't think that was great.”

The former Manchester United captain, who played alongside Rooney for seven years at Old Trafford and went on to coach the former Everton starlet with England, is widely regarded as the best football pundit - and deservedly so.

But every other United fan can see that Rooney has become a problem - and, as a result, Neville’s tweet has sparked quite the backlash…

Rooney is surely in danger of being axed

Neville clearly feels that Rooney might have performed better against Watford had he not been handed a rest against Feyenoord three days earlier.

But unless Rooney’s performances improve, his former teammate will soon need to admit that United might benefit from leaving their skipper out of the starting line-up for a few matches.

Should Jose Mourinho drop Wayne Rooney against Leicester City this weekend? Why won’t pundits criticise him? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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