Aston Villa fans cheekily troll Wayne Rooney with five-word chant after horror start at hated rivals Birmingham | The Sun
ASTON VILLA fans mocked new Birmingham manager Wayne Rooney during their 3-1 win over Luton on Sunday.
Former Manchester United and England striker Rooney, 38, took over at St Andrew's earlier this month following the sacking of John Eustace.
But he has suffered a nightmare start to life in the Midlands, losing each of his opening three games in charge.
Defeats to Middlesbrough and Hull were followed up on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to Southampton.
And 24 hours later, Villa supporters were quick to poke fun at their local rivals.
As they watched their team win a 12th Premier League home game in a row, they took the time to reference Birmingham boss Rooney.
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They could be heard singing: "One Wayne Rooney, there's only one Wayne Rooney."
It comes during a time of very differing fortunes for the two Birmingham-based clubs.
As Rooney's men slip to 14th in the second tier, Villa are thriving under Unai Emery.
They have won four of their last five Premier League games, picking up 13 points from a possible 15.
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And they are unbeaten in the league since the beginning of September – a run which has seen them move into fifth place in the table.
Villa are also competing in Europe for the first time in more than a decade.
They sit second in their Europa Conference League group after two wins from their opening three games.
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