Man United beat Zorya
Manchester United left it late, but eventually came out 1-0 winners against Zorya tonight.
Jose Mourinho’s men were poor once again and needed a goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 69th minute to win the game for them.
They looked slow on the ball tonight and also missed the liveliness of Ander Herrera in midfield.
It was Mourinho’s call to put Marouane Fellaini in the side over Herrera and many fans were unhappy with the Belgium international from the offset.
Mourinho also made the call to leave out Wayne Rooney tonight, claiming he wasn’t 100% fit.
However, 67 minutes into the match, Rooney came off the bench and made an almost immediate impact.
Rooney assists winner
The striker assisted Manchester United’s winning goal 2 minutes after coming on.
His scuffed shot fell into the path of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he managed to head the ball home.
However, despite the assist, the abuse for Rooney still flooded in from many Manchester United fans and a lot of people were quick to point out how lucky Rooney was for the goal.
Read the best tweets from the game below:
Yes, Robbie Savage really did praise Rooney twice for his part in that goal. Staggering.
— Richard Cann (@RichardCann76) September 29, 2016
Genuinely, that Rooney assist is everything you need to know about his current playing state.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 29, 2016
Wayne Rooney comes on for Man United
Wayne Rooney assists Zlatan goal for Man United https://t.co/VXg9QAZ1YF
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) September 29, 2016
Rooney let off the hook there. Terrible effort but ever reliable Zlatan heads it home. 70 min in, one more to seal the game gents! #MUFC
— Busby Bulletin (@BusbyBulletin) September 29, 2016
Hectic to see how Rooney has fallen from being one of the world’s greatest to this…
— kay (@itsMEverby) September 29, 2016
I like Rooney i mean who doesn’t ? But if you’re going to lose your mind over that “assist” to @Ibra_official goal then you’re crazy !
— Bacem Daly (@r9bacem) September 29, 2016
Things that Rooney can’t do anymore:
1) Control ball
2) strike ball
3) Take a good set piece
4) cross ball
5) Keep ball
6) Win ball#Mufc
— Edward (@Big_Bailly) September 29, 2016
It’s actually a disgraced to football to call what Rooney did an ‘assist’
— makama. (@mohammed_maks) September 29, 2016
Suuuuuuuurellly Rooney for the Man of The Match after that stellar cameo. I mean the guy’s a bloody modern day genius. Amazing technique.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 29, 2016
Rooney is a disgrace lol. How are you finished at 28, dead at 29 and a corpse by 30? Not even the Chinese would have him now
— SM (@Berbaqueue) September 29, 2016