Rooney misses spot kick as United crash out of League Cup
Manchester United crashed out of the Capital One Cup at the hands of Championship side Middlesbrough, on what proved to be another miserable night for their skipper Wayne Rooney.
After the tie finished 0-0 after 120 minutes of action that featured a host of chances for both sides, a penalty shoot-out was required to resolve the final place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
England haven't had too much luck in penalty shoot-outs down the years and their three homegrown stars were the guilty men from the spot, as Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young failed from 12 yards to hand Middlesbrough a famous victory at Old Trafford.
Once more, it was Rooney who came under fire on Twitter, with this reaction dominating the agenda in the moments after the game:
Cue another night of Wayne Rooney bashing on Twitter.......wasn't just his fault tonight though. Wasted too many chances #MUFC— Kevin Palmer (@kpsundayworld) October 28, 2015
@kpsundayworld you're right kev, but hes captain on 300k a wk.an absolute disgrace this season and hes our leader?his fundamentals have gone— John-Paul Hughes (@HughesyTreble99) October 28, 2015
@kpsundayworld rooney was extremely wasteful. Doesn't deserve to be near the first team squad. Worse than falcao last year. Get rid.— Vick Khela (@Vickram_Khela) October 28, 2015
@kpsundayworld He is absolutely abysmal and has been for a while. For some bizarre reason 'pundits' and 'journalists' just don't see it.— Max Boyle (@maxwillboy) October 28, 2015
@kpsundayworld but its tough to say anything good about him atm. Almost every game has shown his decline— LEE #DEMI SELANGOR (@SazleeYusof) October 28, 2015
@kpsundayworld doesn't detract from the fact he's done nothing for at least 18 months. And can't score penalties either...— Simon Barlow (@billybob1310) October 28, 2015
@kpsundayworld he's absolutely shocking every game he's holding Utd and martial back— Jamie (@jamieroyds19901) October 28, 2015
@kpsundayworld Come on Kevin, he's a shambles and has been all season. Offers absolutely nothing to the team. Starts because of an armband— Beckham's Right Foot (@Beckham_RF) October 28, 2015