Wayne Rooney sent off with a red card against West Ham


Manchester United looked to be well on their way to a huge victory against West Ham this afternoon at Old Trafford, but the Hammers were prepared to put up a fight.

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After scoring in the first five minutes of the game, Man U captain Wayne Rooney was essentially shut down for the majority of the first half as West Ham inched their way back into the game.

With Sakho cutting the lead to one goal right before the end of the first half, West Ham knew they would have an opportunity to win, or at the very least, come away with a point for the draw.

The first 15 minutes of the second half saw solid back-and-forth action from both teams, but one sloppy play by United could end up costing them the game.

After the ball was stolen during an offensive attack, West Ham was running up the middle of the pitch looking for a quick counter attack.

Wayne Rooney was determined to stop the play from developing any further, and committed an egregious foul that warranted a red card.

The captain, on his tenth anniversary with the team, was sent off the pitch in the 59th minute, and forced his squad to play with 10 men moving forward.

Check out Rooney’s foul below:

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