Man Utd fans think Wayne Rooney is secretly playing for reserve side after clip emerges of stunning free-kick

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.

Man Utd fans think Wayne Rooney is secretly playing for reserve side after clip emerges of stunning free-kick1 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.

Man Utd fans think Wayne Rooney is secretly playing for reserve side after clip emerges of stunning free-kick

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

@WayneRooney
Is that you 😅😂😅

— Ahmad Khalil (@ahmadkh1010) September 30, 2019

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