Photo: Wayne Rooney sends heartfelt message to Man United duo
The Manchester United captain has a message for Axel Tuanzebe and Joel Castro Pereira
Wayne Rooney congratulated Joel Castro Pereira and Axel Tuanzebe on their Manchester United debut in a 4-0 win against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.
Jose Mourinho handed the Manchester United duo their first-team debuts as the Premier League side eased to a comfortable win against the Latics in the fourth round.
Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini broke the deadlock in the first half before Chris Smalling got on the end of Anthony Martial’s cross to double the home side’s lead.
Summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 3-0 before World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger scored his second goal for the Manchester club with nine minutes remaining.
But Manchester United captain Rooney opted to single out Tuanzebe and Pereira in his Instagram post after their 4-0 win.
Rooney wrote the following caption:
“Great win today and into the next round. Congratulations to Joel and Axel on making their debuts 👏🏼”
Rooney is Manchester United’s record goal scorer after he netted for the 250th time for the Red Devils in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City earlier this month.