Manchester United bounced back from their 5-3 loss to Leicester City as they downed West Ham United by a 2-1 score, however, the victory was marred by the sending off of Wayne Rooney.
The United captained performed well having been released from the shackles of Esteban Cambiasso the matchday before, but ultimately, despite his liberation, it was a performance to forget as his kick out at Stewart Downing was not behaviour befitting of a man with the armband.
For beinSports pundit Richard Keys, it was a case of Rooney returning to his "self-destructive worst".
He said on his official website: "I couldn't believe what I'd seen at Old Trafford last Saturday. I actually found myself shouting 'No…' as I watched it.
"Rooney back at his self destructive worst. He has no bigger fan than me but I couldn't defend his outrageous kick at Downing.
"I'm glad his boss has though! And I was even more pleased when he just said 'sorry'. Let's move on. He's done enough in recent seasons to be allowed that one moment of madness. But not again Wazza, please!"
Rooney has been suspended for three matches will not be available for selection against his former club Everton on Sunday, nor the remaining matches in October - a trip to West Bromwich Albion and the home game against Chelsea.