It’s no secret that most footballers are prima donnas and won’t shy from throwing a fit when things don’t go their way. But Wayne Rooney has taken a more passive aggressive approach to make his feelings known.
The Manchester United and England star has played for the English club since 2004, but a recent change in management might have prompted him to remove the words “Manchester United player” from his Twitter bio. Instead, now it just says “@NikeUK athlete.”
Wayne's Twitter world no longer has Manchester United
While the footballer didn’t reveal his intentions behind the change, it’s thought that the retirement of long-time Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the subsequent appointment of David Moyes, the current Everton manager, might have prompted the move.
Rooney started life as a footballer under Moyes in Everton, before his big-money move in 2004 to Old Trafford. Ever since then, relations between Moyes and Rooney have soured, with the latter even mentioning the strained relationship in his autobiography.
Of course, an innocuous change such as this does not indicate that Rooney has played his last match for Manchester United. It could just as easily be a form of dissent against the club’s appointment of Moyes. Perhaps Rooney should just go for goal and let us know what the omission actually means, instead of playing solo by the corner flag.