Date: 10th May 2013 at 8:17pm
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Wayne Rooney Twitter bio

has broken his silence, slamming rumours he removed the term ‘Manchester player’ from his Twitter bio. 

With news emerging that Rooney had asked for a move away from 2 weeks ago, some media outlets erronously reported that the striker had removed ‘ player’ from his bio and instead replaced it with ‘NikeUK Athlete’.

This served to heighten speculation that the 27 year old was looking for a way out of the Old Trafford door but today Rooney has slammed such rumours via a statement posted on his official website:

“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.