Wayne Rooney responded strongly to the widespread criticism of him by journalists, pundits and fans due to his off-field indiscretions with a captain’s performance in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Feyenoord.
The 31-year-old forward scored the opener against Feyenoord, his 39th goal in European competition for the Red Devils. Rooney is now the club’s record scorer in Europe, overtaking Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. It also takes his all-time scoring record for United one goal short of Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals.
The Man United captain also set up a goal for Juan Mata in an all-round impressive performance. It was the perfect answer to the storm of controversy that has surrounded him recently, after he was pictured in an intoxicated state while on international duty with England.
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) November 24, 2016
Rooney’s goal is record 39th in Europe for #MUFC, and now just one behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time record.
— ᗷIᒪᒪ ᖇIᑕᕮ 🎙📻 (@billrice23) November 24, 2016
Wayne Rooney back on the scoresheet. pic.twitter.com/QlDOo8QDbO
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) November 24, 2016
HE’S BACK. THE GOLDEN BOY. THE SAVIOUR. WAZZA ROONEY IS THE MAN TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY TO GLORY.
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) November 24, 2016
Front page Rooney!!!!
— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) November 24, 2016
That finish was pure class, yes his form hasn’t been great in the last 18 months but he is still breaking records!! Appreciate it.. #Rooney
— Matthew Etherington (@mattyethers) November 24, 2016
Sign of a players popularity when he plays well, scores, assists and breaks the European goal record yet v little mentioned #Rooney.
— Tom McDermott (@footballmcd) November 24, 2016
— Chris Bullock (@ChrisBullock) November 24, 2016
Rooney has a drink, grows a beard and turns into Messi
— Jon Huggans (@retfordred1234) November 24, 2016
Rooney should go out on the drink every weekend imo
— Jordan (@JordySloan) November 24, 2016
Rooney should always drink, fantastic.
— UtdWay (@UtdWay) November 24, 2016
Rooney should drink and keep the beard!!
— Rohan (@meetrohan18) November 24, 2016
Wayne Rooney. ONLY top flight pro to address horrific sexual abuse scandal. Eng top scorer, huge charity work
He got drunk. He’s a disgrace
— Michael Noone (@MichaelNoone4) November 25, 2016
Really want Rooney to grab the mic in post-match interview, look into the camera, mouth “f*ck you” and walk off swigging a bottle of wine.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 24, 2016
José Mourinho: “People like him [Rooney] don’t need to answer any more, just enjoy a few more years of his career.”
— ManUtd Zimbabwe (@manutdzim) November 25, 2016