Manchester United beat Club Brugges 4-0 thanks to a wonderful hat-trick by Wayne Rooney. Following the win, the United fans took to twitter to hail their captain for his performance. However, the game also saw Javier Hernandez miss a penalty and Manchester United fans were not as kind to him as they were to Wayne Rooney.
Wayne Rooney’s form as a goalscorer had come under increased criticism owing to a lacklustre start to the new season, after being deployed in the number 9 role.
However, the forward turned in a performance of highest quality to score a hat-trick last night against Club Brugges.
2004 – Wayne Rooney has scored his first European hat-trick since his Man United debut against Fenerbahce in 2004. Renaissance.
a OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 26, 2015
Same cannot be said of Hernandez who came off the bench but failed to make any impact and also missed a penalty. Manchester United fans took to twitter to express their view on the duo. Manchester United fans hailed Rooney in the tweets below:
This is exactly wht Rooney needed. Such a confidence player. Has it been frustrating? Of course but carry this through to PL & he’ll be fine a Hayley B (@Hayles_101) August 26, 2015
Beautiful from Juan Mata and a really composed finish through the goalkeeper’s legs from Rooney. Confidence back!
a MUFC Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) August 26, 2015
Rooney looking happy as ever. Such a confidence player; he’s brutal when he’s on form. a Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) August 26, 2015
It’s a daft life being a striker. You go through spells where nothing works, you score and all of a sudden it’s easy again @WayneRooney
a Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 26, 2015
Form is temporary Class is permanent, WAYNE ROONEY! #mufc
a JordySloan (@JordySloan) August 26, 2015
Manchester United have just offered 150 million pounds for striker Wayne Rooney a Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) August 26, 2015
The fans, as visible from the tweets below, were not happy with Hernandez
Chicharito doing everything in his power to make sure LVG signs a Striker. What a team player. pic.twitter.com/pcdhKUrSWA .
a Wachira. (@Thee_mavERIC) August 26, 2015
I enjoyed how Hernandez gave an accusatory look to the penalty spot after falling over.
a Republik of Mancunia (@R_o_M) August 26, 2015
I know this game is all but over but HernA?ndez should stop trying to impersonate John Terry.
a Liam (@OffsideLiam) August 26, 2015
Special shoutout to Hernandez for playing so bad and helping convince LVG to sign a striker.
a _ (@VanGaald) August 26, 2015