Wayne Rooney slaps down Twitter troll with perfect response
Wayne Rooney offered up the perfect response to a Twitter troll who mocked his poor grammar as he thanked Manchester United fans for their support in Thursday night’s EFL Cup semi-final against Hull.
Rooney was a late substitute as United laboured to a 3-2 aggregate win, despite a 2-1 defeat at the KCOM Stadium that brought an end to their 17-game unbeaten run.
United’s uncertain performance ensured celebrations were muted for Jose Mourinho’s men at the final whistle, with Rooney offering up a message of thanks to the travelling fans who turned in a more impressive performance than their team with raucous vocal backing from start to finish.
Have to say our fans tonight was unbelievable— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) January 26, 2017
Rooney’s use of the word ‘was’ rather than ‘were’ inspired a cheeky response from a Twitter user, as he questioned whether the United captain gained any qualifications at school.
Does Rooney have any GCSEs seriously? https://t.co/8rgx59G81I— J. (@UtdJW) January 26, 2017
That message brought this swift response from Rooney:
No I don't https://t.co/Ko2VGcnoQV— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) January 26, 2017
It’s fair to say the shamelessly under-educated Rooney won that little Twitter spat.