Manchester United fans had mixed reviews for Wayne Rooney’s performance in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
Rooney was making his first start for Man United since February having recently returned from a lengthy injury lay-off.
Rooney been very good so far to be fair. Great pass for goal and generally progressive. Now off for a shower 😁👍
— James (@writtenoff_mufc) April 16, 2016
Rooney playing like the tubby kid who got picked last because we needed to have equal number of players in each team.
— Prakash Subramanian (@prakrules) April 16, 2016
Rooney really out of touch.
— Amit Kumar (@orthopodkumar) April 16, 2016
Rooney subbed off, good workup from a fresh return from injury! Lingard in!
— Eldric (@DevilRays9) April 16, 2016
Good shift from Rooney returning from injury 👏 👏 👏
— Zereus (@theMUFCfan) April 16, 2016
In Rooney’s defence, he was out for a long period of time and it will take time for him to get fully up to speed.
Rashford has impressed in the first team in Rooney’s absence but the 30-year-old’s experience and knowhow is unparalleled in the squad and Louis van Gaal will be glad to have him back ahead of the run-in.
United take on Crystal Palace on Wednesday before a semi-final clash against Everton in the FA Cup at the weekend.