Is this Man United talisman back? Twitter reacts to fine display

Having a pop at Wayne Rooney has become pretty fashionable in recent months/years. The once teenage sensation has been woefully out of form for a while, with the goals that once characterised his game having dried up and his pace all but ebbed away. Even a move to China has been mooted for Rooney this season – unthinkable around 10 years ago – summing up his slide.

However, the England skipper was back to pretty close to his best tonight as the Red Devils drew 3-3 with Newcastle in a pulsating game, netting two goals and laying on a lovely assist for Jesse Lingard.

Taken out of the context of his performances in recent weeks one would be forgiven for thinking it was a peak Rooney on show at St James’ Park, and it seems like a fair few fans thought the same.

Twitter went into hysterics for ‘Wazza’ and here are some of the best tweets…


Some realism, though…