Man Utd fans want Wayne Rooney to replace Jesse Lingard after Derby FA Cup tweet

Manchester United’s Twitter account has posted a tweet about Wayne Rooney. And some fans want the Derby star to come back and replace Jesse Lingard.

Manchester United go up against Derby in their FA Cup fifth round clash on Thursday night.

And Rooney will start against the Red Devils, who he spent 13 years with earlier in his career.

United have named a strong side to face the Championship side as they eye progression to the fifth-round of the FA Cup, a tournament they last won in 2016.

The Red Devils posted a tweet about Rooney, saying: We bumped into a familiar face…Great to see you, Wazza!”

But some fans have hijacked the tweet and believe their former No 10 would do a better job than Jesse Lingard at Old Trafford.

“Better than Lingard and Andreas,” said one fan.


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Another replied to that tweet adding: “Combined.”

“Can we start him instead of Lingard?” said a second.

“Cant lie id still prefer Rooney over Lingard and Pereria,” said a third fan.

And another said: “Wazza in the building… 33 years old Rooney will still bench Pereira and lingard.”

Lingard has struggled for form at United this season, failing to register a Premier League goal or assist this season.


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Rooney, meanwhile, has admitted that he wants to beat the Red Devils in the mouthwatering showdown at Pride Park.

“It is always strange if you play against a former team,” the 24-year-old said.

“Especially as I was at Manchester United for such a long time, but it’s football.

“I love Manchester United and I want the team to do well and win.

“But for these 90 or 120 minutes, I want them to lose and for us to go through to the next round.”

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Rooney for praise when speaking before the match.

“He gave absolutely everything for this club and we all appreciate that,” said the Norwegian said.

“But any goal he scores against us will be chalked off his goal tally. He doesn’t want to score too many of them.

“He’s a threat, in and around the box, set plays, and of course this game Wayne will show what he can do and he wants to prove that there’s still fight in an old dog.

“We’ve got to be on our toes, don’t give him any space in and around the box or in midfield.”

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