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Wild reaction on Twitter as Mourinho drops Wayne Rooney

Rooney dropped by Mourinho
Rooney dropped by Mourinho

It was a decision that appeared to be inevitable over the last 48 hours, yet the reaction to the news that Wayne Rooney had been dropped for Manchester United's home game against Leicester was still pretty bizarre.

United fans on Twitter appeared to be in celebratory mood as many months of snipes at the striker set to become the club's record goal scorer finally came to an end with his omission from the starting line-up.

The fall-out from Mourinho's decision was always likely to cause a stir and some high profile names quickly joined the debate: