Everton fans react to Wayne Rooney comments

Wayne Rooney of England talks to the media during a Press Conference at the Grove Hotel on September 7, 2015 in Watford, England.

Wayne Rooney angered Everton fans with a poor performance on Thursday - and had an even poorer one in the mixed zone afterwards.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton stooped to a new low this season on Thursday night.

The Toffees, led by caretaker boss David Unsworth, were thrashed 5-1 by Atalanta at Goodison Park in a Europa League game which compounded Everton's worries.

The Premier League side sacked Ronald Koeman a month ago and it appears more serious than ever that owner Farhad Moshiri and his colleagues appoint somebody as soon as possible.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Everton have now lost four from six in all competitions since Koeman's axing, shipping 14 goals in the process, but Wayne Rooney puzzled the club's fanbase - and perhaps even neutral supporters - after Thursday's demolition by claiming that Unsworth's temporary appointment has been a "positive".

As a result, fans of the Goodison Park club reacted to the claim on Twitter with surprise.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 18, 2017 in London, England.

Everton have a hat-trick of winnable games on the horizon - away to Southampton on Sunday and then home to West Ham and Huddersfield - and you get the feeling that victory in at least two of them is possible if the club's owners can appoint somebody in the very near future.

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