The United club captain perhaps went a bit over the top considering he didn’t even play?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have been the hero, his two goals fully justifying Wayne Rooney’s continued absence from the starting XI, but the Manchester United club captain didn’t let that stop him from outdoing John Terry after the Red Devils’ EFL Cup win on Sunday.
Rooney recently turned down a mega-money move to China but was still promised some involvement in Manchester United’s EFL Cup final against Southampton.
Unfortunately for Rooney, that never happened.
The United captain was preparing to come on for the final minutes with the score locked at 2-2 when Ibrahimovic nodded in what turned out to be the winner in the 87th minute.
Rooney did not look the least bit upset with the Swede’s goal, but it saw Jose Mourinho change his mind on what kind of substitute to bring on, so on came the more defensive-minded Marouane Fellaini to preserve United’s lead.
To be fair to Rooney, he’s damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.
With all the recent speculation over his future at the club, had he gone up looking anything less than 100 percent invested in the win, he would have still created headlines.
But, going up in his full kit, plus armband, well, it’s a bit over the top don’t you agree?
Online commenters certainly seemed to.
— Raj Lyall (@lyallr) February 26, 2017
Just been told to turn the telly on and Rooney is doing a John Terry
— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) February 26, 2017
Shall we talk about Rooney in full kit lifting the trophy or is that just reserved for John Terry? ?
— Aaron Planson (@AaronJP91) February 26, 2017
Although other fans didn’t get the comparisons!
Why the John Terry comparisons with Rooney?! He was on the bench and had his kit on as he was gonna play a part. Terry was suspended. #mufc
— Mack The Knife (@IdMjones) February 26, 2017
Meanwhile, Sunday’s win means that United have now equalled the record for major trophies of their bitter rivals Liverpool.
Both United and the Reds now have 44 trophies.
United’s trophies: 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 3 European Cups, 1 Cup Winners’ Cup, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 Club World Cup and 1 Intercontinental Cup.
Liverpool’s trophies: 18 league titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups and 3 UEFA Super Cups.