The Man United captain was ineffectual during the clash and was eventually replaced by Memphis Depay after 68 minutes when he picked up a knock.
It was another nail in the coffin for Rooney, who has been abysmal at points this term. United supporters seem to have run out of patience with the forward:
It’s a shame to say it but I think #rooney is done , there’s only so long it can be called bad form , £50 mill for Kane in Jan maybe
— Lewis wolf (@Lewiswolfey) November 28, 2015
It’s kind of sad watching Rooney play sometimes just not the same monster he use to be
— أنيس (@NotoriousLibyan) November 28, 2015
Remember when Rooney was a top top player? Such a fall from grace recently…
— Klopp it! (@Klopp_it) November 28, 2015
Respect Rooney for what he’s done at United, but there comes a point where you just have to admit he’s no longer any good at football.
— James Stretford (@Jamesstretford) November 28, 2015
Bit harsh on Rooney thought he’s played alright. Not Man Utd’s worst player by a long shot.
— Stephen Robinson⚽ (@StevieBhoy1985) November 28, 2015
Rooney is without a doubt, completely finished. He’ll only provide us with a few more goals during his remaining time at United. Just a few.
— NM (@UtdDi) November 28, 2015
Rooney has been poor for some time now and supporters appear to be agreed that his time in the starting XI should be coming to an end.
While he has been a fantastic servant to United in the past, his displays are doing more harm than good under Louis van Gaal.
However, the veteran Dutch manager seems to be undeterred by calls for Rooney to be dropped and he continues to pick him every week. United hardly have an abundance of options up top but something has to be done about the situation sooner rather than later.