Wayne Rooney went from villain to hero to hero to villain in the space of 90 minutes on Sunday.
The England striker was the key man in Manchester United's 2-2 draw at Cardiff, surviving a seemingly clear-cut red card offence as he lashed out at Jordon Mutch in the eighth minute before going on to score the opener for United and provide an inch-perfect cross for the second goal.
He even had the perfect opportunity to secure all three points in injury time, when clear in on David Marshall inside the box - but he blew it in calamitous fashion by hitting an awful attempt at a pass to Danny Welbeck when he could easily have slotted home.
Cardiff's vocal fans booed Rooney every time he touched the ball following the early foul incident, but David Moyes and Cardiff boss Malky Mackay both played it down afterwards.
Moyes said: "I think Mutch runs across his path and runs down the line of the ball and I think Wayne's half in motion, I don't think it is any more than a booking that's for sure."
"I have looked at it (the Rooney incident) again and some referees might send him off," said Mackay, "but I thought overall Neil Swarbrick had a good game and I think he handled it well.
"I think it was two teams who were tough and committed and there were some tasty challenges throughout the whole game. But I think his handling of the game was reasonably good."
Rooney himself also weighed in on the subject, criticising Sky Sports TV commentator Martin Tyler for repeatedly referring to the fact that "Rooney shouldn't be on the pitch" every time the striker touched the ball.
"Just watched game back. I agree mine was bad tackle and ref dealt with it. And Martin Tyler didn't shut up about it all game," Rooney wrote on Twitter.
"Then someone slaps someone in face and he doesn't speak a word about it. I like Martin but that's poor from him."
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