Former Manchester United star man, Wayne Rooney, who currently plies his trade in the MLS with DC United, had some whammy experience in DC United’s home game against Colorada Rapids hours ago.

The 32-year old former England captain got his team off to a splendid start after scoring his first goal in the MLS and the first for DC United in the game. 

Rooney sent a fierce drive that went through the legs of former Everton goalkeeper, Tim Howard for the goal.

With eight minutes left on the clock, the Colorado Rapids equalized via Kellyn Acosta. But more drama was still left in the game; as the Rapids goalie, Tim Howard, save two efforts to deny Wayne Rooney a possible hat-trick.

DC United eventually benefitted from a stroke of good fortune, for the 90th minute winner of the match. A Colorado Rapids own-goal by Niki Jackson swung the game – which was supposedly heading for a draw – DC United’s way as they took the lead for the second time in the game.

With DC United 2 – 1 up, Wayne Rooney, still had a bruising part to play in the drama that was to ensue in the latter stages of the game though. 

As the game ran into stoppage time, with DC United trying to preserve their lead, Wayne Rooney got his nose broken while defending for his team.

After the match, the former England forward highlighted the experience of the game on Twitter in a simple sentence. 

Rooney tweeted that he was "delighted to score my first goal for DC United", but that he suffered "a broken nose and required five stitches" for his trouble.