Rooney comes on for 2nd half
Wayne Rooney was left on the bench for the start of Manchester United’s game against Liverpool, but it wasn’t long before he was thrown into the fray.
Jose Mourinho brought the United skipper on for Michael Carrick in the 2nd half, as Wazza went in search of a record-breaking goal.
But it wasn’t to be for Rooney, as he ended up contributing for all the wrong reasons.
While Rooney was involved in the equalizer, his contribution to the game could have been cut short, as he was lucky to avoid a red card.
Lucky to get away with late one on Milner
The United captain has looked slow and sluggish this season, and he showed that lack of zip as he came clumsily falling into a challenge with James Milner.
Rooney ended up stamping down on Milner with his studs, and was very lucky to escape without so much as a booking.
Wayne Rooney lucky not to get booked there for challenge on Milner pic.twitter.com/zNCvrFTXAO
— Huw Turbervill (@huwzat) January 15, 2017
Rooney don't quite get the job done with that tackle so Fellaini coming on to finish Milner off.
— Alex Watt (@AlexWatt187) January 15, 2017
— Neil Michael Owens (@mrNMO) January 15, 2017
Some bookings and sendings off are for such pathetic offences, but yet again Rooney gets away with a terrible foul on Milner.
— Kevin Henderson (@kevhenderson) January 15, 2017
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 15, 2017
How did Rooney escape a yellow card for that tackle on Milner? #MUNLIV
— Charles Otieno (@uncoolster) January 15, 2017
Pogba rugby tackles Henderson and Rooney take out milner and no cards. See where this is going #MUNLIV
— Dyrgas (@Dyrgas) January 15, 2017
Lucky for Rooney Milner is northern and well 'ard….
— Stephen Cole (@coledinho1984) January 15, 2017
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) January 15, 2017
Rooney lucky to escape punishment as he uses his studs like a paintscraper down Milner's shin. Still 1-0 to Liverpool though. pic.twitter.com/xEOVU9Grp3
— AS English (@English_AS) January 15, 2017
Rooney scrapes studs on Milner, ref be like pic.twitter.com/kYkNt6IESH
— westhamunited (@westhamunited) January 15, 2017