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Rooney Goes For Thug Look

Remember a couple of years ago when Rooney started to look like a homeless person after going through a goal drought? After scoring twice in our opening game of the season against Fulham, the FA enforced a suspension from a unfair sending off during a pre-season friendly. Rooney went eight matches without scoring and as his beard and hair started to grow, some reports suggested he wouldn’t shave until his drought was over. Rooney denied the rumours and a statistician claimed our forward scored more of his goals when he was unshaven.

After scoring in each of our past three games, one wonders whether Rooney has taken the opposite approach, shaving his hair down to practically the skin on the back of a goal-scoring streak…

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  1. Cal says:

    Hardly a thug look. The chap is going bald at 22. What else would he do? Get a wig like Stephen Ireland. Seen him lately?

  2. TK 99 says:

    As Cal said he’s going bald at a very early age,so he’s forced to do that.

  3. katty says:

    he’s a gangsta! I’ve read somewhere that the united players (especially the slave) tease him about his hair (or rather lack of it). They call him sir bobby.

  4. aaron says:

    the shrek look is now complete

  5. Gabriel says:

    he’s probably goin bald due to all the stress/pressure his critics unfairly place on him…poor guy, at least he’s nailing Coleen ;)

  6. Failsworth Devil says:

    At least Wazza has the pride and common sense just to shave his balding barnet…. look at that dickhead at citeh… steven ireland… he had hair implants and all types of treatments..

    United = Dont have to do anything to look the best.

    Citeh = Try, Try & Try, to look the best, but look like complete and utter twats for Trying lol.

  7. Mr Blackett says:

    Look at the last photo and listen to this:

    Just me?

  8. Gapi says:

    LOL @ Mr Blackett

    That’s hilarious!

  9. A MAN UNITED FAN says:

    couldnt give a flying fuck if he had blonde pigtails with pink and purple highlights once he keeps playing like the best player in the world we know he is.the photo of him with db7 should scare off united fans about getting hung up on players hair and just be happy this person plays for the champions

  10. RedDevil says:

    He is gansta. Looks like me! :wink: He looks like a big baby somwhat though…

  11. OTRed says:

    The hair, the tattoo, all thats left is the bling to complete the full gangsta look.

    @Mr. Blackett, i didn’t get it at first, but after i did, LMFAO.

  12. Will says:

    Rooney is getting back to his traditional boots n’ braces skinhead roots.

  13. Bob Koh says:

    Hair or no hair, he’s still our Roooooonney!!!!

  14. Tom F says:

    A Thug is not a Gangster and a Gangster is not a Gangsta.

    You could say Wazza looks like a Skinhead? or a Baldy? or a Chelsea fan, a yes, a THUG.

  15. suhayl says:

    Believe me…trying to keep your hair or trying to cover it when going bald is plainly stupid and futile. Great he’s chopped it off…will make him run faster lol. And deffo will make him more intimidating to defenders….

    nice one wazza


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