The Manchester United player has taken to Twitter to rubbish reports he adapted his biography.
Following the revelation that Wayne Rooney had once again voiced his desire to leave Manchester United, it seemed one thing made that official – the player’s Twitter biography.
On Thursday stories were rife that the United player was, well, no longer a United player – at least as far as social media was concerned.
And a quick look showed that Rooney had indeed rebranded himself a “Nike UK athlete”. Nowhere was there mention of United.
But that isn’t the whole story, as the player has since come out – on Twitter of course – to declare the whole thing a fallacy.
On Friday evening he wrote the following:
He also posted a link to his official website where a longer statement dismissed the earlier reports.
“I have never deleted Manchester United from the bio whatever the papers are saying because it was never on there,” he said.
He then went on to explain that the reference to Nike had been added at the request of his sponsor three weeks ago.
A statement from the company said as much:
“In April, we asked Wayne Rooney and other Nike sponsored athletes to add @nikeuk on to their profiles due to changes in ASA guidelines relating to athletes and social media.”
So there you have it. Rooney didn’t delete what was never there.
And in truth why would he? Why would he have so openly erased what for now at least remains his home?
All eyes will be on Sir Alex Ferguson this Sunday as he steps out for his last game at Old Trafford. But a few glances should be spared for Rooney.
Having defended himself following the latest media mistake, it is now time to prove to the man about to become his two-time manager that he should be used in the position that made his name.
Do you think Rooney will still be a United player next season?
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