Saturday 18 November 2017

Wayne Rooney slaps down Twitter troll with perfect response

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
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

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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