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Video - Rooney's day started badly...and got worse

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rooney failed to scored for a 10th successive United game
Rooney failed to scored for a 10th successive United game

If ever there was a player in need of a goal, it is Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney and his latest blank has sparked a predictable reaction on twitter.

United's 0-0 draw against Newcastle at Old Trafford highlighted a lack of cutting edge in the forward line, with the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward now under more pressure than ever to come up with a major signing ahead of the September 1st transfer deadline.

Rooney's afternoon did not start off in the most promising fashion, as he offered this example of his finishing the pre-match warm-up:

And while he was unlucky to be flagged for offside when he had a chance to score early on, the dynamic Rooney of old was absent once again.

Unsurprisingly, his increasingly vocal army of twitter critics have been quick to swoop on the United captain with these comments, with a few standing up in support of Rooney: