Slated: Annual torrent of abuse to Man United legend kicks off early

Wayne Rooney. A man who captains both Manchester United and England, as well as just five goals at club level from being the record goal scorer for both.

He is a man who has played at the top level for well over a decade, being at the forefront of one the greatest periods in United’s history.

However, much like the Red Devils as whole, the 30-year old has struggled in recent years.

Despite his standing as a legend in the English game, the former Everton prodigy casts a divisive figure, with criticism directed towards him at almost a gamely basis.

With Jose Mourinho leading his new incarnation of the side away at Bournemouth today, the captain has been slated on Twitter.

Forming a ‘dream partnership’ with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rooney hasn’t entirely convinced during the opening 45 minutes of the season opener on the South Coast.

Here’s how Twitter rates the forward.