When Wayne Rooney left Manchester United to rejoin boyhood club Everton last summer, many supporters felt that it was the right time for the striker to leave.
The club captain had spent 13 years at the North-West outfit, but in the latter seasons, he began to drift further and further down the pecking order.
United supporters wished Rooney well when the transfer was confirmed, but now some want him back at Old Trafford after the club’s reminder about one of his impressive goals.
Ahead of this weekend’s league match against Swansea City on home soil, United’s social media team posted a throwback video of Rooney’s bicycle kick against the Swans in 2014.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 30, 2018
The tweet prompted some supporters to yearn for their former skipper, possibly because they are still recovering from the club’s Champions League defeat to Sevilla in the last-16 stage.
I miss him
— . (@Codzillahd_) March 30, 2018
BRING HIM BACK!!!
— Anand (@AVM__10) March 30, 2018
Legend! Bring him back please
— Richiekid MUFC Boy (@RichiekidIb) March 30, 2018
— Omran wazza10 ?? (@omranrko37) March 30, 2018
Long live the king @WayneRooney
— Romeo_hassan (@Romeo_worldwide) March 30, 2018
He still love man united… y can't u sign him back?
— Caswell (@Caswell78878287) March 30, 2018
Others opted not to focus on the goal, but instead remind the club that the team actually went on to lose that game 2-1.
We lost this 2-1 ffs……
— Steven (@DepressedUtdFan) March 30, 2018
We lost that game
— Marvellous (@24CROFTY11) March 30, 2018
And we lost the game. Man, LvG was a cancer to #MUFC
— Kelvin (@KelvzEmm) March 30, 2018
Didn't we lose that game ?
— joan (@manchesterander) March 30, 2018
Yet we lost
Are you trying to cast our mind back to the humiliation?
— Ernest Berko Pabi ? ? (@Ernest_pabi) March 30, 2018
A GAME WE LOST
— Daniel Matthews (@dannymatthews95) March 30, 2018