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Wayne Rooney under twitter fire after Villa Park no-show

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rooney given a grilling on social media sites
Rooney given a grilling on social media sites

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted he does not need to sign another striker in this summer's transfer window - but he may change his mind after skipper Wayne Rooney's display at Villa Park on Friday night.

United may have ground out a 1-0 win thanks to an Adnan Januzaj goal, but it was Rooney who was the focus of plenty of twitter abuse after his faltering display leading the line for Van Gaal's side.

Twitter is a pretty unforgiving place for soccer stars when they have a bad day at the office and Rooney may want to avoid the social media site for the next few days after this barrage of criticism.