Wild reaction on Twitter as Mourinho drops Wayne Rooney
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:
Rooney has been playing since he was 16. He's never had a season where he's played fewer than 42 games. The bloke's burned himself out.— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) September 24, 2016
Rooney out is a big call, the right call but a big one. Think he needs a few weeks rest & then few weeks of fitness work to get back right.— Darran O'Sullivan (@Darransull86) September 24, 2016
Or maybe Rooney is being rested for the Europa League clash with Zorya.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 24, 2016
Seems Mourinho has finally seen the light. Rooney deservedly dropped. Now just need Allardyce to do the same— Max Bentley (@MaxBentley1) September 24, 2016
Wayne Rooney has been DROPPED for today's game! Man United fans: pic.twitter.com/R5nOpgoDT9— Coral (@Coral) September 24, 2016
Seeing Rooney dropped but then seeing Lingard starting pic.twitter.com/kraNYRAIzg— Laviesta (@Stephen_Laverty) September 24, 2016
When Rooney gets dropped 😂https://t.co/axNn3ny61N— Sameer Tahir (@Mkhitahiryan) September 24, 2016