Twitter was a hotbed of opinion and shock during Manchester United’s 5-3 defeat to Leicester City.
United fell to pieces from 3-1 up as Leicester rallied to score four goals in the final 25 minutes to wrap up a famous win on a dismal day for Louis van Gaal‘s men.
After every defeat there is a scapegoat for the performance and today’s is Wayne Rooney.
Rooney put in a good performance first half and assisted the second goal of the game for Angel Di Maria but his poor clearance lead to Leicester’s equaliser and the captain lost his head at several times during the second half.
Is he the right captain for United? Does he have what it takes? Here’s what a few United fans thought of his performance:
Screaming at players doesn't make a good captain. It's acceptable to think Rooney is a very good player and not captain material
— Martin (@office_monkey) September 21, 2014
Rooney's playing well lads. Must be dead annoying for some of you.
— Richard Cann (@RichardCann76) September 21, 2014
Rooney was decent in the No.10. But if he's going to get involved deep he must be perfect. Crap clearance for one of the goals. #MUFC
— Rob B. (@_Rob_B) September 21, 2014
Yeah yeah broken record but Rooney's suitability as captain entirely shown by the reaction to that third goal (and the game as a whole)
— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) September 21, 2014
If you're blaming Rooney you're a moron. How is it his fault?
— Radamel (@RichardAmofa) September 21, 2014
I don’t think Rooney knows how to be a captain.
— TatianaMUFC (@TatianaMUFC) September 21, 2014
This result proved Rooney shouldn't be captain either. Needed leadership to pull us through and there was none.
— Conor Masters-Kelly (@Conor_MK) September 21, 2014
On the other hand, some took a lighter view to Rooney’s performance and the impending criticism of the United No.10.
Personally think Rooney should have saved the penalties
— Joe (@JoeTmufc) September 21, 2014
Can't believe Rooney let in 5 goals vs Leicester.
— Kasper (@kaspermeidell) September 21, 2014