Wayne Rooney has taken an incredible amount of stick, some of it justified, for his performances as Manchester United's sole striker so far this season.
He's yet to find the net in the Premier League this season, but tonight Wayne Rooney's finishing was right on the money as he hit a hat-trick to easily guide Manchester United back to the Champions League group stages.
And Twitter exploded.
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) August 26, 2015
#mufc all-time top goalscorers: 1. Bobby Charlton 249, 2. Denis Law 237, 3. Wayne Rooney 233.
— Ben Hibbs (@BenHibbs) August 26, 2015
Wayne Rooney has scored a hat trick against a Sunday league team and #MUFC fans think he's back to his best hahahaha
— EVERY OTHER SATURDAY (@EOS_LFC) August 26, 2015
What a terrible start to the season we've had 7/9 points No goals conceded Through to group stages Rooney scoring #crisiswhatcrisis
— Mark Baxter (@RuudBoy99) August 26, 2015
Damn y'all pissed Rooney off ??
— Nigerian God (@Echecrates) August 26, 2015
If this was down the local park, we'd give 'em Rooney for the last 20 minutes and play 0-0.
— Michael Di Paola (@MichaelDiPaola) August 26, 2015
Before tonight Wayne Rooney hadn't scored in 10 games. He's now United's top scorer this season.
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) August 26, 2015
LVG threatens to start Fellaini up front then Wayne ups his game ? 3-0 Hat Trick Rooney (can't believe it either!!) #DW
— All For United (@allforunited) August 26, 2015
When Rooney has bad games they tend to be really bad. But when he's good, he's very good. Movement for that goal is class.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) August 26, 2015
Watch everybody stick Rooney back into their fantasy team for this weekend now.
— Shane Saunders (@ShaneSaunders88) August 26, 2015
Hat-trick for Rooney. Great to see. And the big difference tonight? Service.
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) August 26, 2015
It's a daft life being a striker. You go through spells where nothing works, you score and all of a sudden it's easy again @WayneRooney
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 26, 2015
If he fails to score against Swansea on Sunday now the internet will be up in arms.