Manchester United fans were furious with Wayne Rooney after his disappointing performance against Hull City.
The Englishman received a strong backing from Jose Mourinho ahead of the 2016/17 campaign but has struggled to win over supporters.
Whether it was his sloppy possession, his inability to control the ball or the fact that he weakened most attacking runs, Rooney has struggled leave his mark on the side. Even though he stepper up and provided Marcus Rashford with the late-winner many believe it didn’t make up for his lacklustre showing.
Here’s what fans on Twitter had to say.
Rooney is the waste of a player.. Poor again so far! Speaking far too soon, but just poor. #mufc
— Ben Pearce (@benpearcetalks) August 27, 2016
I’m trying to lay off Rooney and see whether I was just being too harsh on him. So far it’s not going well. Very wasteful in possession.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 27, 2016
3 times in 60 secs Rooney had the ball robbed off him. How is he still in our starting 11? #MUFC
— Serge Adam (@SergeMUFC) August 27, 2016
When you looking at the staring XI, dropping Henrikh Mkhitaryan into Rooney’s position on the squad would turn us into a seriously ruthless side.
However, Mourinho still has plenty of belief in the Englishman and he’ll continue to occupy a space on the side whether he performs well or not.
Rooney starting in the No.10 tole will continue to handicap United this season as he enters terminal decline and hopes are Mourinho provides him with some competition for his spot on the side to get the best out of him moving forward.