Wayne Rooney slaps Andreas Pereira after last night’s match against his former side Manchester United; fans are happy with his act.
Manchester United convincingly defeated Derby by 3-0 in last night’s FA Cup encounter at the Pride Park Stadium last night. The night was special as Wayne Rooney faced his former side for the first time since returning to the MLS.
After the match, Rooney graciously met his former teammates including current manager Ole Solskjaer and the current crop of the club. In this while, Andres Pereira came in the sight of Rooney and the veteran footballer playfully slapped the Brazilian.
Even though there was no malicious intent behind Rooney’s act, fans were surprised by this and quickly reacted to it on the social media, which shows Periera has not been in the good books of the fans for a while now.
United fans: “It’s great to see Rooney again, will be great to see him reunited with some of his old team mates.”
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 5, 2020
Pereira performance summed up by Rooneypic.twitter.com/TBRKOftsH2
— BRUNO SZN¹⁸ (@AC3UTD) March 5, 2020
Pereira was a new entrant in the first team when Rooney was in the final days of his career at Manchester United. Yet, both have shared decent time together on the pitch.
Apart from that Rooney also interacted with Brandon Williams, who recently had his breakthrough in the first team and have received massive praises from his fans and experts.
It seems even Rooney has kept an eye on the young player since the hype around his has been rising now. Rooney had a decent game against Manchester United and was near to find success for his team twice while attempting on the target through free-kicks.
But, his side failed to hurt the Premier League giants, as they marched into the next round of the FA Cup without any difficulty. Luke Shaw opened the scoring after his shot took a deflection off the back of Jesse Lingard in the first half.
Odion Ighalo doubled United’s lead just before half-time with a cool finish inside the box. The Nigerian forward doubled his tally in the second half after blasting the ball past a helpless Kelle Roos.