With news emerging that Rooney had asked for a move away from Old Trafford 2 weeks ago, some media outlets erronously reported that the striker had removed ‘Manchester United player’ from his bio and instead replaced it with ‘NikeUK Athlete’.
“There’s a load of rubbish being written about me changing twitter bio saying I have deleted Manchester United from it.
I have never deleted Manchester United from the bio whatever the papers are saying because it was never on there.
All that happened was that I was asked by Nike to add @nikeuk to it – the same as many other sportspeople they sponsor.
Funny, no-one’s written about that though!
That change was made THREE weeks ago and yet people are talking about it as if its something that was put up yesterday.”
He also included a statement from Nike but neglected to comment on the rumours that he wants to leave Old Trafford.