Things didn’t go Wayne Rooney’s way today – until the very last minute.
The Manchester United captain kept giving possession away quite early into the match against Hull and slowed down his team’s attacks on their opponents on several occasions at the KCOM Stadium.
Wayne Rooney was tackled 3 times by 3 different players inside the 11th minute vs. Hull.
Not his finest minute. pic.twitter.com/H8XWbQtpCc
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 27, 2016
The 30-year-old striker struggled to make any positive impact for his team in the first half of the game, and fans found it incredibly frustrating.
Wayne Rooney has lost possession 8 times so far, more than any other player. ð© pic.twitter.com/GJxzUQZuzz
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) August 27, 2016
Twitterati didn’t hold back…
Rooney playing pass the parcel again. Giving the ball away every time he gets the ball he gives it away#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) August 27, 2016
Watching Rooney pic.twitter.com/dvRoeqfmkV
— Tony Jeyifous (@Banki__) August 27, 2016
Rooney has lost it 3 times within 23 seconds. I can't believe what I've just seen. My eyes are burning.
— Jordan (@FourFourJordan) August 27, 2016
Rooney's first 15 mins in midfield… #HULMUN pic.twitter.com/i7IUZyw7nI
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) August 27, 2016
Rooney's worst game by far so far.. Really struggling in possession and looks unfit.
— Daniel Feliciano (@dmf180593) August 27, 2016
Rooney in the first half pic.twitter.com/mJyjjJJWto
— Olly (@MyManMartial_) August 27, 2016
Rooney dispossessed three times in 30 seconds there. Needs to be much more alert if he's to continue at 10. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 27, 2016
Watching Rooney that half got me like pic.twitter.com/4Wd0OViCdb
— Dan (@Pogbx) August 27, 2016
Rooney too slow moving off the ball, too slow coming to it, and not good enough in tight spaces. Problem at a number 10. #MUFC
— Gareth Wheeler (@WheelerTSN) August 27, 2016
However, despite predictions he would be substituted sometime in the second half, Rooney ploughed on and then at the very last minute, things changed.
The England international helped Marcus Rashford secure 0-1 victory for his team and fans couldn’t be happier:
GOAL Hull 0-1 Man Utd (90+2 mins). On his 1st #PL appearance of the season, Marcus Rashford nips in to tap home Wayne Rooney's cross #HULMUN
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 27, 2016
You HAVE to credit Rooney there. Brilliant assist.
— Tobi SDMN (@Tobjizzle) August 27, 2016
Don't know what to make of Rooney being awful but coming through with a moment of productivity each game.
— Ryan Kelly (@rkelly93) August 27, 2016
Rooney slows the attack down. Simple as that. That said, even a broken clock will eventually display the correct time.
— T. Miranda (@Tal_Miranda) August 27, 2016
And as this person sums it up:
Wayne Rooney is slowly becoming a football paradox. Bad when you need him to be good, good when you least expect him to be.
— Markâ¢ (@Markthewise) August 27, 2016
All’s well that ends well, right?