Wayne Rooney's Face Gushes With Blood After Horror Collision, He Barely Even Flinches
It was a night to remember for Wayne Rooney, for the good and the painful.
The 32-year-old, who captained his side to victory, scored his first goal for MLS side DC United on Saturday night, converting past his former teammate Tim Howard in a 2-1 win over Colorado Rapids.
It was all going so swimmingly until stoppage time. Rooney successfully defended a corner in the last minute to retain the lead, but in the meantime, he suffered a horrific broken nose.
Wayne Rooney literally shedding blood for the D.C United cause... pic.twitter.com/OGal3EoV2h- Pat McCarry (@patmccarry) July 29, 2018
The former Manchester United striker fell to the ground after a push, but an emotionless Rooney quickly got up.
To the shock of those watching at home, blood gushed from his face as he tried to wipe it off with his sleeve. He didn't roll around, like a certain someone, and continued on.
Later he received five stitches, according to the Washington Post, and a bizarre man of the match award.
DC United manager Ben Olsen said Rooney is a tough guy and will shake it off. Course he will.
"I don't think it's the first time he's bled in a game. He is a tough guy and I think that he will shake it off," he said.
"He has been fantastic in every aspect, in every way that we want him to be with this group - with his leadership and goal-scoring ability. Hopefully, it can continue to get better."
Rooney's team are currently bottom of the table, but will be hoping to build on this important win.