|Wayne Rooney struggled in the defeat to Watford. (Picture: Reuters)|
A rare start for Marcus Rashford saw the young Englishman find the net yet again but it wasn’t enough to deny Watford, who outplayed the Red Devils at Vicarage Road.
Rooney, struggling to find his best position, was again found lying in a deeper midfield role and his poor performance will undoubtedly re-open the debate over his ability to retain a place in the starting XI.
A series of misplaced passes, over-hit crosses and wayward ball control further displayed the 30-year-old’s sever lack of confidence.
Despite his troubles, United fans didn’t hold back as they ordered him to retire from the game…
I'm sorry, but Rooney should honestly retire, time's up fella— Steve (@PaceOfHazard) September 18, 2016
Rooney is finished, just retire for England, go to the MLS and let us all continue with our lives!— TomMellor (@MellorFootball) September 18, 2016
I think Rooney needs to retire— XO (@xomusic_uk) September 18, 2016
Rooney just retire x— ᒍᗩᔕᑭᕮᖇ ᗷᗩᗪGᕮᖇ (@jasperthebadger) September 18, 2016
Rooney has to retire. His hair just keeps deceiving us— Ann (@atswei_xx) September 18, 2016
Please Rooney, just go or retire. It's not fair— Victor Ogiri (@DaSwagSurfer) September 18, 2016
Rooney should just retire right now— Callum (@__CallumRFC) September 18, 2016
Rooney needs to respect us & retire 🙄— MN_JR (@Mr_Ndilula_JR) September 18, 2016
Rooney should retire already and give younger players a chance to be great. I love him but he's ruining us— Stewie (@justsayyid) September 18, 2016
Rooney should do us a favour and retire #mufc— ♠ACE♠ || iPublicize (@Abdoolerh) September 18, 2016
I don't like Wayne Rooney. Don't like him at all.— Bev the Taff (@j7bmd) September 18, 2016
There.. I've said it.
"Retire and be a hero, or play long enough to see yourself become the villain." - the story of Bruce Wayne Rooney.— FonZo (@OfficialFonZo) September 18, 2016
If Rooney starts the next game we need to just accept the fact that we're finished as a club.— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) September 18, 2016