Many England players failed to shine in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland, but Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney took the brunt of the Twitter abuse after the game.
We gave Rooney a 5/10 in our England player ratings, but many social media users would probably argue that we were generous.
Rooney had two chances in Dublin, before being hauled off by manager Roy Hodgson to give a debut to Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.
Jordan Henderson played Rooney through on goal early in the second half, but the former Everton man took a horrible first touch which allowed the ball to run int the goalkeeper’s hands.
Rooney’s next chance was a free kick, which he managed to get on target at least.
Read the pick of the Twitter reaction to Rooney’s 74-minute stint below…
Wayne Rooney, with the first touch of a teenage boy copping a feel behind the bike sheds
— Jamie Smith (@JamieSmiff) June 7, 2015
— Mark Wheeler (@Tweet_Wheel) June 7, 2015
Sterling definitely shared his laughing gas with Rooney before the match, after seeing that performance #IRLvENG
— Jake (@Jake_fellows1) June 7, 2015
England tied Ireland 0-0. I blame Rooney
— Bryce (@BryceHelm21) June 7, 2015
Love how people are only now realising what i’ve seen in Rooney for the last 5 years after a 0-0 friendly dud. He was finished long ago.
— Jake! (@JakeAGriff) June 7, 2015
We need a big name striker Rooney very poor again today
— Mufc Exclusive News (@Corrienationstr) June 7, 2015
Rooney was absolutely shocking today. First touch is gone, has no pace, no desire to win like he used to have which made him once very good.
— ⚫ (@DiSkill) June 7, 2015
When you come all the way to Dublin to watch Wayne Rooney subbed for Jamie Vardy
— Jason Steed (@JasonSteed14) June 7, 2015