It has been quite a bit of a stormy time for Wayne Rooney recently. After being consigned to the bench following a string of poor performances at the start of the season, the Manchester United captain came in again for some heavy criticisms following his drinking antics while on international duty.
But on Thursday against Feyenoord, while sporting a fantastic beard, Wayne Rooney showed fans and critics alike that he may be back to be his best with a stunning performance bagging a goal and an assist.
In fact so impressive was Rooney’s performance that he drew comparisons to the legend Messi himself with the dinked finish. A case of red wine or the new beard, we’ll perhaps never know the reasons behind Roon’s recent revival, but as evidenced from his performance versus Feyenoord, he certainly does seems a different player than the one we have been used to seeing for some time now.
Check out the best reactions below!
Rooney has a drink, grows a beard and turns into Messi
— Jon Huggans (@retfordred1234) November 24, 2016
Another bender for Rooney next week if he plays like this! And keep the beard! Got some powers in that. #mufc
— H. (@MagnifiqueEric) November 24, 2016
Great game of football. Key points :
-Free flowing attacking football
-Lots of goals
— Aryan (@theunitedmanc) November 24, 2016
Wayne Rooney should grow a beard and get pissed every week.
— Transfer News (@TrustyTransfers) November 24, 2016
See what beard can do, it just changed Wayne Rooney's destiny but you force your bf to shave his off
— D (@Domani_Stilinsk) November 24, 2016
Rooney & Mkhitaryan the best players on the pitch. Haven't seen Rooney look as sharp as this in ages. It must be the new beard #mufc
— Mark Bernard (@Bernard9129) November 24, 2016
Rooney once he realises it's the beard. pic.twitter.com/rQKmrSz9oZ
— Vikki (@VikkiLou_mufc) November 24, 2016
Love that finish from Rooney. He's got a ginger beard like Messi and now he's just finished like him.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) November 24, 2016
Rooney with that Wolverine beard looks like a different man. When a man grows a beard at desperate circumstances, he is dead serious. #MUFC
— Nishant Bhatta (@cfdnishant) November 25, 2016