Yesterday was a monumental one in Manchester United history, as Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record at the club, with his 249th strike. However, this morning, the club captain woke up with a sour taste in his mouth with a certain newspaper.
The 31-year-old took to Twitter to express his displeasure towards the Daily Mail, who didn’t really care to highlight the fact that Rooney had just achieved something incredible. Instead, they wanted to talk about a mix-up between Wayne Rooney and George Evans as they tried to swap shirts. A situation that was later cleared up on social media.
Check out Rooney’s tweet here:
I find it amazing that I equal sir Bobby Charltons record and this is a headline in the mail. pic.twitter.com/MXCs1HFooT
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) January 8, 2017
You can totally understand the point of view from Wayne Rooney. It must be hugely disappointing to achieve something truly wonderful, for a mainstream newspaper to take it all away from you in a heartbeat.
At the end of the day, the opinion that really matters to him is that of the fans, and we’re all absolutely chuffed to bits for Wazza. He’s been at the club for well over ten years now, and despite a couple of hiccups on the way, he more than deserves all the credit he is getting right now.