Wednesday 20 September 2017

Now you see him, now you don't - Wayne Rooney vanishes from Man United Facebook page

The before, above, and after images from Manchester United's Facebook page
The before, above, and after images from Manchester United's Facebook page
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Manchester United may have given an huge hint that they are planning for life after club captain Wayne Rooney, after his image disappeared from the club’s Facebook page.

Rooney’s status as one of United’s most recognisable players to a global audience has seen him positioned at the front of all marketing campaigns in recent years, but his face has been chopped from the club’s official Facebook page.

Rooney was the centre of United’s Facebook profile picture over recent months, with his team-mates Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard joining him as the stars of a page that is followed by over 71 and a half million people.

Yet Rooney has been cut from the page, fuelling the belief that the club’s all-time record goal scorer has played his last game for the club.

Rooney has been linked with a return to his former club Everton and a possible switch to Chinese football or America’s Major League Soccer, with a decision on his future imminent.

“I have got some decisions to make now over the next few weeks so I will talk with my family and then I will decide,” says the former England captain.

“I think I have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that is what I will do.”

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