Wayne Rooney booed during Manchester United’s trophy parade
Wayne Rooney was not well received by the Manchester Untied fans.
Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United future was cast into further doubt during the club’s Premier League trophy parade as hordes of fans booed the wantaway forward.
Sir Alex Ferguson said his final goodbyes to supporters at Old Trafford tonight as he joined his players on an open-top bus, parading the trophy awarded at the end of yesterday’s 2-1 victory over Swansea, in which Rooney wasn’t named in the squad.
It was revealed last week that Rooney had handed in his second transfer request in three years and the news was not well received by the Old Trafford faithful, as a section of the supporters also booed the 27-year-old as he collected his Premier League medal yesterday.
Rooney was also given the cold shoulder by the Manchester United manager, who afforded the England international a cursory hand-shake as he made his way on to the podium, with Robin van Persie being embraced by Ferguson.
Meanwhile, thousands of fans chanted Van Persie’s name during the parade, reinforcing last summer’s signing is new hero at the club, pushing Rooney aside in the eyes of both Ferguson and the supporters.