Wayne Rooney will forever be remembered as one of the greatest players who graced the footballing world with his presence. Now, a video showing ‘the real Wayne Rooney’ at Manchester United has gone viral, and fans on Twitter could not contain their emotions.
Rooney joined United from Everton in 2004 and went on to win every trophy possible with the club, as well as become their all-time top goalscorer. The striker was the kind of player every manager dreams of having in their team. The former United player scored 208 goals and recorded 103 assists in the Premier League alone.
Twitter user @Rooney_esque compiled all the good bits from Rooney’s Red Devils career into a nine-minute video.
Needless to say, it didn’t long for United fans and football fans everywhere to share their own memories about what Rooney means to them.
The best player on the planet for a few years in his prime
— Martian. (@aguycalledcaleb) January 14, 2020
My favorite United player grew up watching him ! Was a honor to be able to catch him in the states when he was at DC united Rooney forever! pic.twitter.com/xsttadc6qM
— Martial’s Mittens (@Peteyyff) January 14, 2020
From recounting childhood stories watching ‘Wazza’ play to still watching him ply his trade at Derby County, fans have come a long way. And it wasn’t just all United fans. Some rival fans too pitched in.
Got to say he was one of the all time best PL Striker and player, sheet grit determination aggression hunger ruthlessness on pitch. He could Bully defenders, silkiest touch, dribble, pace, control, play making, defending, assisting.. Coming from an Arsenal Fan. TY Rooney❤️
— Priyesh Gala (@priyeshgala) January 16, 2020
respect from City fans, he’s absolutely legend and one of the best in Manchester
— BlueMarv. (@MHAlfatah14) January 14, 2020
But of course, as is the case with anything these days on social media, it didn’t take long for the trolls to show up and diss Rooney or their fellow football fans.
Asked to leave twice just to get more money. Not worth 300k a week never was. Was a Good player yes but never world class player.
— Jason Kenny (@grandpops2015) June 29, 2017
what’s the obsession? He hasn’t been decent for years. Fergie wouldve shipped him on if he was there another season
— Mitch Lindsay (@mitchlindsay3) June 29, 2017
Just like u didnt experienced george best and pele?
— Sk0nz (@sk0nz) January 14, 2020
Whether you like him or not, there’s no denying just what Rooney has achieved in his illustrious career, and still continue to does. It’s safe to say the former England international is a bonafide Manchester United legend.