Wayne Rooney has certainly had to deal with the wrath of the Manchester United fans this term, after a series of sub-par performances that warranted the criticism. However the last couple of games have been more positive from our captain, and yesterday, he topped that off with a fantastic goal.
The 29-year old scored a cheeky back-heel finished from an Anthony Martial cross, which eventually proved to be the winning goal for Manchester United in a game where three points were a must.
Hopefully this is the start of a fantastic 2016 for Wayne Rooney, because we certainly need him to continue banging in the goals if we’re to challenge for any silverware whatsoever.
The fans were obviously full of praise for Rooney, and Twitter went mental, particularly after his goal.
Check out the best tweets here:
Never knew Rooney had that in his locker. That back-heel flick came out of absolutely nowhere. Hopefully this is the new Rooney in 2016.
— NM (@ffsRooney) January 2, 2016
Anyone who says Rooney shouldn’t be on the plane to France is a total plonker.
— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) January 2, 2016
Wayne Rooney is having a great year.
— Hashbrown (@hesham786) January 2, 2016
In a season where Rooney’s finishing has been absolutely dreadful, he goes and whips out one of his best. What a goal.
— MUFC Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) January 2, 2016
ROONEY HAS SCORED. THE END IS NEAR!!!!!
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) January 2, 2016