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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates after the final whistle during the EFL Cup Semi Final, Second Leg match against Hull at the KCOM Stadium. Photo: PA

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates after the final whistle during the EFL Cup Semi Final, Second Leg match against Hull at the KCOM Stadium. Photo: PA

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates after the final whistle during the EFL Cup Semi Final, Second Leg match against Hull at the KCOM Stadium. Photo: PA

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.

 

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.

 

That message brought this swift response from Rooney:

 

It’s fair to say the shamelessly under-educated Rooney won that little Twitter spat.

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