Manchester United fans aim fury at Wayne Rooney after Watford defeat
Three defeats in a row. It wasn't meant to be like this.
Manchester City, Feyenoord and now Watford. The 3-1 scoreline at Vicarage Road was emphatic and deserved and it does not bode well for Jose Mourinho and his beleaguered charges.
The away side started with all of Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney on the pitch, along with £89m man Paul Pogba. It didn't matter.
There was no reaction from the team following back-to-back losses at home and abroad, and United fans everywhere are not happy one bit. In fact they're thoroughly pissed off.
As ever with these things, anger needs an outlet, and that means a scapegoat. Perhaps understandably, Sunday's villain was Wayne Rooney, but it wasn't necessary a knee-jerk reaction.
Many fans are growing more and more frustrated at the captain's continued selection despite his poor form, and it seems that the defeat to the Hornets was the final straw.
Television pundits - many of them Rooney's pals - are reticent to criticise the number 10, but this lot are not. Feel the ire...
Fuck off Rooney.
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) September 18, 2016
Rooney should pay the fans 300k a week
— hamzah (@HamzahUmarji) September 18, 2016
Rooney has no place in this team if he plays like that, awful performance.
— HipHopRelated (@HipHopReIated) September 18, 2016
Wayne Rooney, piss off to the MLS
— Dan Wilde (@DWilde_1) September 18, 2016
Rooney just can't start anymore. This result wasn't single-handedly his fault, but he creates more problems than solutions. A real hindrance
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 18, 2016
"So Wayne, how on earth are you still a Manchester United player?" https://t.co/5vPEhxDbc1
— BeautifullyRed (@BeautifullyRed) September 18, 2016
There are a lot of things wrong with the team but accomodating Rooney is probably the biggest mistake of them all.
— Runt of the Sav litter 🇾🇪🏴 (@jonmikesav8) September 18, 2016
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