Manchester United fans fall back in love with Wayne Rooney

With Manchester United turning out fairly comfortable winners against Burnley this afternoon, Jose Mourinho’s men went at least some way in proving there is indeed life without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

United’s superstar Swede has been ruled out with a long-term injury picked up against Anderlecht in the Europa League, though Marcus Rashford’s match-winning goal, as well as his performance against Chelsea last week, will undoubtedly help Red Devils around the world sleep easy.

Indeed, the young England international may not be alone in carrying Mourinho’s attack after all. Both Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney – two reasonably forgotten members of the squad – got the scoresheet at Turf Moor this afternoon, hinting at strong options in attacking berths between now and the end of the campaign.

As a result, United fans have been taking to Twitter to praise the duo, both of whom have struggled to impose themselves on first-team proceedings of late. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at how United fans online reacted.