The Red Devils captain was in poor form tonight and needs to find his game.
The Red Devils defeated Aston Villa 1-0 at Villa Park in a comfortable, if not uninspiring fixture.
There were plenty of top performances on show.
Matteo Darmian and Chris Smalling were superb once again with Daley Blind holding his own at centre-back.
Juan Mata shone in midfield whilst Luke Shaw is looking to be getting back to his best.
Januzaj had a great game in the number.10 role. He scored the winning goal and had Villa’s players chasing shadows for much of the first-half. He tailed off slightly in the second half but United fans were pleased with his input.
What an awesome start to the weekend. Thank-you januzaj. AJ11 #AVLMUN— Niketh govind k (@GovindNiketh) August 14, 2015
That Januzaj goal awesome thou... indeed the next CR7. Lol— Mr. Wrong (@ClasickMan) August 14, 2015
Nice to see Januzaj getting space to be brilliant— Niza María (@NizaMariaa) August 14, 2015
Januzaj could eventually score, very excellent display just before the trigger— Kiprotich Kivin (@kivkiprotich) August 14, 2015
It was either going to be a tremendous breakthrough for Januzaj or another weak performance. Now looks like the former. Excellent. #mufc— #TeamLesnar. (@LesnarSupport) August 14, 2015
Rooney on the other hand was dire. Back in his favoured striker role his touch was off, his speed looks down and he never looked like causing any real trouble in the Villa box.
United are already short in the striker department and the form of Rooney will soon become a concern as he does not currently look to be in his best form.
United fans were unforgiven on Twitter and will be hoping their captain comes good soon.
Rooney generally poor tonight but does look restricted as to where he can and can't go on the pitch. Certainly not as free-flowing— Benji (@Mr_IBenjamin) August 14, 2015
Rooney was very poor but anyone writing him off must be off the map. He will undoubtedly come good again. Does need more competition though— Ashley Burton (@ashb67) August 14, 2015
We need to sign a striker, someone to challenge Rooney/make him up his game. He knows he won't get dropped at the moment, so poor today.— Amy Watson (@amywaatson) August 14, 2015
Wayne Rooney had had a really poor game. I am beginning to doubt whether he is the right man to lead the line for us this year.— Jeremiah (@jeremiahkenny) August 14, 2015
Rooney... Just diabolical. Absolutely atrocious. Just reinforces our need for another striker. His touch has been awful for years but it's— Diarmaid Hill (@DiarmaidHill) August 14, 2015
Rooney looks a shadow of his former self : hope this is blip bloke looks awful— Ian Vickers (@20_and_counting) August 14, 2015
Im surprised fans talking about rooney shocking performance like they dont happen multiple times a season— TheEqualizer (@EddieTrulyReds) August 14, 2015
I think LVG is playing Rooney as a 9 to show the world he can't play there. Will buy a 9 and move him back to 10. Shocking tonight.— Frank Dunne (@frankdunneTVSM) August 14, 2015