The English forward Wayne Rooney took created a buzz on social media after a video of him scoring a dazzling goal from his own half of the football field went viral on Wednesday. Rooney’s staggering goal ushered his Major League Soccer (MLS) team DC United to a 1-0 victory against Orlando City in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old legend, who stood avant-garde in scoring goals for his national team, England and Premier League club Manchester United, walloped a 68-yard shot over the head of Orlando goalkeeper Brian Rowe to score a magical goal in the 10th minute.
MLS shared the video of the dazzling goal on Twitter, saying: "WAYNE ROONEY FROM PAST MIDFIELD!!!!"
Watch the goal here:
Netizens swamped the tweet with amazing reactions in no time. Some fans called Rooney "brilliant", while others suggested the star footballer was just on fire.
"One of the greatest players in the world back in his prime, and he's still got it now! Don't care what anyone says. Wayne Rooney in his prime was unbeatable," a fan said on Twitter.
Here are some reactions from the netizens:
Rooney received a pass off a deflected clearance and kudos to his field presence he quickly realized that Rowe was out of his 18-yard box, he struck a first-touch chip that will definitely go down as one of Major League Soccer's best goals.
DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid successfully saved all the opposition's attempt to score, posting his seventh shutout of the year, Rowe on the other end finished with three saves.
Soon, Rooney will take the field as part of the league's July All-Star exhibition game along with the greats of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Josef Martinez.
The MLS All-Stars will face 10-time La Liga champions Atletico at Orlando.