Wayne Rooney broke the club goalscoring record for Manchester United against Stoke City, and the fans are putting him up as an example for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud to follow.
A sublime free-kick from Wazza in stoppage time helped the Red Devils salvage a point in a tough fixture against the Potters at the Bet 365 Stadium. However his actions after have been applauded on social media.
Rooney’s goal was his 250th for United, breaking the long standing record of most goals scored for the club that was held by Sir Bobby Charlton for so many years. However the Englishman didn’t celebrate and instead charged back to the half-way line looking to restart the game and get a winning goal for United.
This stands in sharp contrast to the actions of Olivier Giroud, who came under a lot of criticism for madly celebrating a late equalizer against Bournemouth a few weeks ago.
Manchester United fans were quick to point out the difference in the mentalities between the two players after the game, shaming the Gunners’ Flamboyant French striker.
Rooney doesnt celebrate becoming the highest Manutd scorer of all time because it was only an equaliser. Elite mentality. Take note, Giroud
— Sudan koirala #MUFC (@mufcsudan) January 21, 2017
— SIIIIIIIIIIUUUUUUUUU (@HaIaRonaldo) January 21, 2017
Just shows the mentality Rooney has got. Raced back to the half way line after scoring. If that was Giroud he’d still be dancing now
— Ryan Arthur (@OfficialRyy) January 21, 2017
Imagine Giroud scored a goal with as much personal achievement as the one Rooney just scored. He would still be celebrating next Wednesday.
— Red Manc Clothing (@RedMancClothing) January 21, 2017
Rooney scores a late equaliser and breaks Utd’s record:
Runs back to halfway line
Giroud scores a late equaliser:
Celebrates like a prat
— SweeperGK (@SweeperGK) January 21, 2017
rooooney you fat bastard i love you. ALSO giroud thats how you react to levelling a game with time still left #Rooney
— Haroon Ahmad (@omgitsharoon) January 21, 2017
Rooney breaking all time goalscorer record “Ander we need more goals”
Giroud “Look at the celebration I just invented” pic.twitter.com/3iK8LLq9Fx
— Mata’s Control (@iNaheemMUFC) January 21, 2017
Whatever your thoughts on Rooney
He equalises 94th min, wants the ball back quick.
Giroud equalises 94th min, does a shitty look-at-me dance
— DUCK MAGAZINE (@DUCKmagstoke) January 21, 2017
Rooney becomes the club’s record goal scorer and shouts at team mates to get the ball, Giroud was busy dancing like a knob #TheDifference
— Ravishing Rick Rude (@BLACK_GATSBY) January 21, 2017
Take note Giroud.
Rooney breaks the all time scoring record for the biggest club in England and runs back to the half way line.#MUFC
— Alex Adams (@AxAs23) January 21, 2017
If giroud broke a record like rooney I think now he is still celebrating at the stadium
— Ken-ray (@Kenray98) January 22, 2017
Rooney breaks the record runs back to halfway line and says disappointed with result
Giroud scores, prances about, plays soggy biscuit after
— Mkhaddies (@Caddies) January 21, 2017
Rooney is bald, he lacks the charisma to pull off a celebration for a late equaliser like Giroud did.
— Olly (@Giroudesquee) January 21, 2017