England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney ended his goal drought in stunning fashion with a hat-trick against Belgian side Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League play-off second leg on Wednesday as Red Devils defeated them 4-0 and qualified for UEFA Champions League group stage thanks to an aggregate score of 7-1.
The England captain had gone 10 United games without netting but showed no signs of any lack of confidence in this comfortable play-off second-leg victory over an injury-plagued Brugge.
Rooney’s first arrived after 20 minutes following excellent work from Memphis Depay and he doubled his tally with an easy tap-in shortly after half-time.
Juan Mata teed him up to net his third just before the hour, as Rooney completed his first European hat-trick since his debut against Fenerbahce back in 2004.
Rooney was 878 minutes without a goal and finally ended his goal drought in sublime style.
Twitter was full of tweets after Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick and here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
Rooney haters be like pic.twitter.com/lnb0FygR7m
— Patrick (@Who_8_Depay) August 26, 2015
— Abhishek (@ABeeShakeG) August 26, 2015
— Josh Pitcher (@pitchdawg_7) August 26, 2015
Rooney right now https://t.co/1Cij1RcIFi
— Troll Football (@Troll__Football) August 26, 2015
Rooney be like https://t.co/KcDUrYUBrW
— Yung M (@ManpzMinhas) August 26, 2015
Wayne Rooney be like… pic.twitter.com/WreEcTTlSN
— Keegan Anderson (@KeeganAnderson1) August 26, 2015
Rooney scoring his hattrick https://t.co/oxfWAwmsK4
— Goal Adviser (@GoalAdviser) August 26, 2015
— Antonio Difagio (@Irapirsun) August 27, 2015
— MLegend (@RealMLegend) August 27, 2015
So Wazza @WayneRooney raped critics mercilessly vd a Hat-trick 😀 Wazza is back!
— #Ribbakudhibba (@ImRaj26) August 27, 2015
— Milk (@mmiilkkk) August 27, 2015