The Red Devils maintained their 100% start to the new season as a first-half goal from Adnan Januzaj, who was recalled to the starting line-up ahead of Ashley Young for the game at Villa Park, was enough to give the side their second straight win of the campaign.
While the young attacking midfielder will grab all the plaudits for his match-winning contribution, the same can’t be said for his teammate Rooney as the England international failed to make an impact on the game.
A stat provided by Mail Sport showed the 29-year-old was extremely ineffective in the final third as he failed to have a shot on target throughout the entire 90 minutes and further enhances United’s need to buy a new striker before the transfer window closes.
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His performance has been a hot topic on Twitter and the United captain won’t be living down this game anytime soon…
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 14, 2015
Rooney generally poor tonight but does look restricted as to where he can and can’t go on the pitch. Certainly not as free-flowing
— Benji (@Mr_IBenjamin) August 14, 2015
Me : Goals 0, Shots 0, Assists 0 Rooney : Goals 0, Shots 0, Assits 0 I didn’t even play footy ffs ????????????????????
— Deleficent (@blamedels) August 14, 2015
as if Rooney had one touch in the box ????????
— ë (@ekraybats) August 14, 2015
The overweight, bearded Wayne Rooney from the Nike 2010 advert was actually a prophecy pic.twitter.com/KR5PqIyA3y
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) August 14, 2015
This is the worst I have seen Rooney play in a long long time………… Smh.
— Mr jah (@majorjah999) August 14, 2015
Wayne Rooney is not fit enough to lead the frontline. Need better attacking options #AVLMUN
— Hari Sri (@harisrih) August 14, 2015