MANCHESTER UNITED fans are convinced Wayne Rooney is secretly playing for the reserves after footage emerged of a mysterious lookalike smashing in an impressive free-kick.
The Rooney-esque set-piece was actually scored by Red Devils youngster Mark Helm but the likeness caught fans' attention on Twitter.
1 Man Utd fans claim Wayne Rooney has been secretly playing for their reservesCredit: AP:Associated Press
United's all-time record goalscorer is currently playing in the MLS for DC United but has agreed a player-coach deal with Derby County who he will join in January.
Rooney has a very recognisable set-piece technique with his short step feet shuffle before approaching the ball to whip it at speed.
And 17-year-old Helm mimicked the action in the clip.
Fans online found it hilarious and were quick to comment accordingly.
One posted: "Just saw it again, not comparing. But, this guy looks exactly like Rooney."
While another added: "His form and posture is exactly like Rooney's," before Iceman quipped: "Rooney regen to save our club."
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One user was so convinced it was England's record goal scorer he tagged the 33-year-old in the post and said: "@WayneRooney is that you?"
Man Utd currently sit tenth in the Premier League after Monday's 1-1 home draw with Arsenal.
Earlier today, the Red Devils stars arrived at training to a deluge of water in their swanky motors.
Greenwood – Next RVP
Helm – Next Rooney
4th place finish guaranteed in 2026. MUFC will be back. https://t.co/3sJYs9T1jT
— BullBull (@DahiiBhalla) September 30, 2019
Ffs he looks like Rooney ffs
— SadHeart (@WazzzaWarrior) September 30, 2019
The run up and everything oh myyyy I see what you mean
— Greenw00dSZN (@MUFC_DEVILS20) September 30, 2019
Mark Helm, who plays for Manchester United U18’s side, looks scarily like Wayne Rooney in this. Same run up and technique, same number…even the same celebration. pic.twitter.com/mWEQMF5Xhn
— Jack Kenmare (@jackkenmare_) October 1, 2019
Rooney regen to save our club 😂
— ICEMAN🇾🇪 (@ICEMAN60190368) September 30, 2019
His form and posture is exactly like Rooney's.
— that geeky bro™🇿🇲 (@george_katebe) September 30, 2019
Is that you 😅😂😅
— Ahmad Khalil (@ahmadkh1010) September 30, 2019