Wayne Rooney momentarily looked to have answered his critics during the first half of Manchester United’s clash with Northampton.
The England international headed the ball into the net from close range however, before he could begin his celebrations the lines-man flagged the goal offside.
The subsequent video replay shows that the decision to disallow Rooney’s goal was correct.
United boss Jose Mourinho decided to keep Rooney in his starting lineup despite rotating the rest of this starting eleven.
The England international has come under intense scrutiny following a slow start to the season with many United fans calling for him to be benched.
The Red Devils went onto defeat Northampton by a 3-1 scoreline following goals from Ander and Marcus Rashford.
United put a stop to their losing streak which included defeats to Man City, Feyenoord and Watford FC.
Mourinho’s side take on the Premier League champions Leicester City this weekend. The Foxes were eliminated from the League Cup following a 4-2 defeat to Chelsea.
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