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Manchester United 1-1 Swansea: Wayne Rooney looks a shadow of the player he was as his penalty is ca


United stay fifth, a point behind both Manchester City and Liverpool after the same number of games.

But the result was probably fair on Swansea, who had every reason to claim Marcus Rashford dived for the penalty that Rooney converted.

Swansea were the better side for much of the first half, they enjoyed the majority of possession as a sluggish United had to rely on David de Gea to make smart saves from Fernando Llorente and Jordan Ayew.

The visitors looked to have been deflated by the controversial penalty on the stroke of half-time, but were rejuvenated by the introduction of Leroy Fer on the hour mark.

Rooney converted the controversial penalty from the spot and slotted home to put United in front against Swansea on the stroke of half time

The United skipper pictured celebrates scoring in 150 different Premier League games with midfielder Michael Carrick

But Gylfi Sigurdsson cancelled Rooney's effort out with a nice, curling free kick to level the game at 1-1

United boss Mourinho had to quickly rearrange his tactics and formation as his pre-match plan was hampered by Shaw's injury

United defender Luke Shaw was down with injury after only nine minutes and had to receive medical treatment on the pitch

Swansea manager Paul Clement instructs his side while United boss Jose Mourinho patrols the touchline at Old Trafford

The draw means Swansea keep watch on Hull, who sit a spot above them, who also drew away to Southampton on Saturday

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My opinion: It appeared Rooney has past his sell-by date

Does he drink hours before every game?.

Wayne Rooney's out of form problem maybe due to his alleged drinking habit as he reportedly guzzled pints of lager in a Chester pub just hours before vital derby match at the Etihad.

He reportedly stunned onlookers by cosying up to a brunette reveller in a 3am boozing session.

They chatted alone for half an hour as the struggling Manchester United striker, 31, guzzled lager at the Marlborough Arms, Chester, while wife Coleen was abroad.

Boozy Rooney necked at least five pints of strong lager hours after tweeting how he was preparing for the vital Manchester derby.

He scored in a 2-0 Premier League win at Burnley and wrote: “Good win today and a solid performance from the team. Time to get ready for Thursday.”

Rooney was back in action for United on Sunday, scoring a penalty to put them ahead against Swansea.

But the news is likely to upset strict United boss Jose Mourinho who has already warned Rooney about his drinking habits.

The £300,000-a-week player has struggled for form and had just returned to the starting line-up.

The Sun reports that: He was said to be in “high spirits” at the pub, remaining seated while his friends went to the bar for him and ensured fans kept their distance.

But they gave Rooney space as he chatted for more than half-an-hour with a brunette reveller.

There is no suggestion of wrongdoing as they both later left separately with pals.

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