Date: 1st April 2018 at 10:12am
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By Richard Parks

Everton fans took to Twitter to lay into Wayne Rooney for his performance in their side’s 3-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester City on Saturday night.

The champions-elect continued on their march to the title with another masterclass as the Merseysiders were swept away at Goodison Park.

Rooney was selected in a deeper role in central midfield alongside Morgan Schneiderlin as Sam Allardyce tweaked his team in the absence of injured mainstay Idrissa Gueye.

It did not work to plan as Everton were completely over-run and could not cope with the slick interplay of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho and company.

Rooney played 57 minutes of the clash before he was replaced by youngster Tom Davies.

Everton supporters were very critical of Rooney, who they insisted was not up to the task of playing in midfield against such demanding opponents, with one insisting they would have been better off playing Mohamed Besic, who has been loaned out to Middlesbrough.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In other Everton transfer news, Madrid giants want to sign Toffees player this summer and are willing to pay an astonishing £40million to get him.

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