Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has come under severe criticism this season after a string of frustrating, below-par performances. However, the Manchester United captain made his critics eat their words with a Man of the Match performance against Chelsea FC on Monday night. Or did he?
Though Wayne Rooney was declared as the Man of the Match, his selection ahead of the likes of David de Gea or Thibaut Courtois, drew a shocked response from both sets of the fans.
Both the Manchester United and Chelsea FC goalkeeper put forth stellar performances, keeping their respective opponents at bay, and the scoreline at 0-0. Meanwhile, Rooney missed a flurry of chances and even risked getting himself sent off with a horrendous studs-up tackle on Oscar.
Here is how the fans expressed their shock at Rooney being selected as the Man of the Match.
BT Sport gave Man of the Match to Wayne Rooney. Missed 2 sitters and should have been sent off. Wow!
a 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) December 28, 2015
Rooney Man of the Match? That commentary box must be like a Snoop Dog concert with what they’ve been smoking. He wasn’t bad but motm? a ManUnitedTalk (@ManUnitedTalk) December 28, 2015
a Declan Colgan (@declan_colgan) December 28, 2015
Wayne Rooney gets man of the match. Ok guys, pack it up. The circus has arrived. a Red Devil Chronicle (@wefollowunited) December 28, 2015
Arsenal is on top of the EPL now. Wayne Rooney shots on target and got man of the match.. pic.twitter.com/1u9uvledXW
a Funny Football (@Funny_Futball) December 29, 2015
Rooney given man of the match by this man pic.twitter.com/o2cl58rRLu
a J. a?? (@avery1993) December 28, 2015
If Rooney was man of the match, then I am Barrack Obama. pic.twitter.com/Upzv34LqxV
a AF (@AdamFarquharson) December 28, 2015