Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United won back to back games against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. However, their winning start came to a halt against Newcastle United, as the Magpies held out for a goalless draw at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in the 4th minute for the home side, only for the goal to be ruled out as the striker was marginally offside when Adnan Januzaj found him with a through ball. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chris Smalling hit the bar and the post respectively, while Tim Krul put in a splendid performance to get his team a point.
The Dutch keeper saved a number of one on one chances and kept out Javier Hernandez’s low shot with the help of his legs. New signing Florian Thauvin had the chance to win the game for the Toons in the dying moments; however, he failed to connect with a low cross from Papiss Cisse.
Manchester United fans took to Twitter to express their concerns over the misfiring forward line that has scored only two goals in the opening three games. Captain Wayne Rooney has also faced severe criticism after the forward failed to score for the 10th game in a row.
Here are some of the best tweets from the game:
a JI Y BUCKS (@TheMasterBucks) August 22, 2015
Can’t believe United haven’t scored… They need a world class creative player, someone like Di Maria or Pedro a Andy (@AJ3Fifa) August 22, 2015
Wayne Rooney has gone 858 minutes of club football without scoring. pic.twitter.com/ZowTuXhtLU
a TheLADbible (@TheLadBible) August 22, 2015
Rooney and Fergie retired at the same day. a Arsenal FC (@FFArsenal) August 22, 2015
a FantasyPremierLeague (@_fantasypremier) August 22, 2015
a ArsA?ne’s Son (@hughwizzy) August 22, 2015
The young Wayne Rooney had passion, pace, strength and composure.This Rooney has lost it all but most of all the PASSION.Disappointed #MUFC
a F.Mir (@fmir777) August 22, 2015
Rooney always performed poorly when he has had no competition for his place. a jibril (@IsItSafeYet) August 22, 2015
Made Rooney Fantasy Team captain and took out Wilson this week. pic.twitter.com/PMq98AAjWP
a Chris (@chrismd10) August 22, 2015
It’s a real shame that Rooney will break Charlton goal record for England because charlton was world class & Rooney is average a LION (@ALI_LFC_) August 22, 2015
Throwing Rooney out of my Dream Team like… pic.twitter.com/Bs1lL5d739
a Parker. (@jamesparrrker) August 22, 2015
Wayne Rooney should be a defensive coach. 3 weeks in a row he’s made Jan Vertonghen, Ciaran Clark & Steven Taylor look like Franco Baresi. a Nathon Woodhead (@nathonw) August 22, 2015