Rooney has been dropped as a late Christmas gift to United fans and the reaction on twitter was funny
Manchester United are struggling. That much is certain but the reasons as to why are complex and vast.
One of them is the misfiring of Wayne Rooney this season. The club captain has been worse than poor for much of the 2015 campaign. He has scored just two goals in the Premier League and not since October has he found the net.
A trip to Stoke City with his back to the wall was the tipping point for Louis van Gaal as he dropped his captain and, as you might expect, the reaction on twitter was hilarious. It has been a long time coming, and given the fact that it comes just a day after Christmas, means there were plenty of "too much turkey" jokes amongst others. Here are some of the best...
Rooney hasn't been dropped. It's just unreasonable to expect him to put away two Christmas dinners and ten pints and then play football.— Rob Brown (@robbro7) December 26, 2015
Wayne Rooney left out of the #MUFC team today, as he is still sleeping off yesterday's turkey.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 26, 2015
Dropping Rooney now is like quit smoking whey you are 80— Lucas Sposito (@LucasSposito_) December 26, 2015
I backed Van Gaal when he axed Wayne Rooney. For me, if a player's not scoring, you have to act. I dropped Shaka Hislop for that reason.— Kevin Keegan (@GalacticKeegan) December 26, 2015