Twitter Reacts as Odion Ighalo Nets Brace to Ruin Wayne Rooney's Man Utd Reunion

​What?! Wayne Rooney's Derby County took on Manchester United this evening. Someone should have mentioned it! 

What's that? They did? Oh yes, now I remember. I think I saw something on Twitter about it. Silly me. 

Yes, that's right, United's all time top scorer faced his former club this evening and it could not have gone worse. Derby fell to a 3-0 defeat, with a brace from Odion Ighalo and a bizarre goal from Luke Shaw earning the Red Devils an FA Cup sixth round meeting with Tottenham-slayers Norwich later this month.

Before all that went down though, United's announcement of their starting line up attracted a smattering of outrage. As usual, the supporters' principal grip was the continued absence of Angel Gomes, who is a real favourite among the Old Trafford faithful. 

Also, Jesse Lingard. Always Jesse Lingard. 


​United began sluggishly and ​Derby fired an early warning shot when Louie Sibley struck a 25-yard drive just past the post. 

Many thought it was in, and Red Devils fans were not best pleased with their side's slow start. 


​​Soon after, Sibley broke free again with ​Shaw bringing him down to gift the Rams a free kick the edge of the area. 

You can have one guess who stepped up to take it. That's right, Martyn Waghorn. 

Only pulling your leg, of course it was the man of the moment, Rooney. He almost scored as well, with his cute effort forcing a fine save out of Sergio Romero. 


​​After Derby's early dominance, the visitors began to grow into the game with a rare mistake allowing Ighalo a sight of goal - though he could not find the finish.

Soon after, United did have an opener... and it was a really bizarre goal.

Latching onto a deflection, Shaw fired a volley into the ground which - via a Lingard deflection - ended up looping over Kelle Roos in the Derby goal.

I have never, ever seen anything like it.

Cue United fans on Twitter arguing about who should get the goal. Hate to break it to you people but that's the Dubious Goals Panel's job, not yours.


​​Minutes after all this excitement, Ighalo doubled the lead - though he had more than his fair slice of luck in the buildup.

That didn't bother his fanboys though, he continued to sing his praises on Twitter...


After the break, the game restarted at a leisurely pace with the highlight being an intense - if slightly petulant - physical battle between Scott McSauce and Sibley. 

United Twitter was unsurprisingly very much #TeamMcSauce.


The game eventually produced another talking point when Ighalo grabbed his second of the match, smashing home his own rebound to make it 3-0.

Yep, you guessed it. The fanboys were out in force again. 


​​Then it came. The opportunity to write a Hollywood ending to the game. 

Rooney stood over a free kick with minutes left to play - it was his final chance to mark his return with a goal. Even the United fans behind the goal were willing the ball to go in. 

Once again though, Romero spoiled the fun by producing an impressive save. What a pleb. Even Rooney's son was fuming.


Source : 90min