Photo: Carrick and Rooney help to turn on Man United’s Christmas lights

Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney help turn on Manchester United's Christmas tree lights

Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney looked in a chirpy mood as the Manchester United helped a young student turn on the club’s Christmas tree lights at Old Trafford.

The England and United captain hasn’t had too much to celebrate in recent weeks after a tough start to the season for the 30-year-old forward.

Rooney has scored one goal in his last eight games in all competitions and the striker was replaced in the second half of United’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday.

However, the United skipper was all smiles with his England and Red Devils team-mate Carrick as they joined a schoolgirl to turn on the Christmas lights at Old Trafford ahead of a hectic festive schedule.

Rooney has netted a disappointing two goals in 12 Premier League games this season, whilst the former Everton man has also scored once in the Champions League group-stage.

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