Updated: Friday, 28th February 2020 @ 8:34am

Rooney Burger? Takeaway bites back at Wayne with £18 ‘plain, nothing special and over-priced' tribute

Rooney Burger? Takeaway bites back at Wayne with £18 ‘plain, nothing special and over-priced' tribute

| By Liam Geraghty

A Manchester takeaway has responded after England made of meal of their World Cup – with a Rooney burger.

The meaty tribute to Manchester United’s Wayne at Middleton’s Chicken Lodge is described as ‘plain, nothing special and over-priced’, costing an eye-watering £18.

Rooney was has been bitten by criticism from fans and the media ahead of the tournament in Brazil for his underwhelming Three Lions form – especially when considering his £300,000-a-week wage packet at Old Trafford.

However, the 28-year-old asserted himself well in his left-wing berth and struck the bar in the 2-1 defeat to Uruguay before tapping home his first World Cup goal at his third tournament.

The second-half strike moved Rooney level with former Old Trafford team mate Michael Owen on 40 goals in fourth spot on England’s all-time goalscoring charts.

England bow out of the tournament with their final Group D match against surprise package Costa Rica tomorrow afternoon.

And Rooney could be forced to watch the match from the sidelines as Roy Hodgson promised to shuffle his pack.

NOTE: Main image of burger is a stock image and not the actual Rooney Burger. 

Images courtesy of Google Maps (takeaway), Mike V (burger) and FA via YouTube (Rooney), with thanks.