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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