Shearer wrote in The Sun: "Even in victory in their opening four games including the Community Shield there was nothing wholly convincing about their play.
"What is the plan? What is the best team? Where do you want Wayne Rooney to play? Or should he be playing at all?
"Not on yesterday's performance it is fair to say.
"His distribution, which always used to match his eye for goal, was well off the radar yesterday.
"One chance created and one shot was his total contribution.
"You always know things are not going well when he is constantly in the officials' ears and it was non-stop as things unravelled yesterday."