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Rooney hits out at Evans shirt ‘snub’ coverage
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney іѕ fаr frоm happy thаt hіѕ record-equalling goal hаѕ bееn overshadowed bу shirt-swapping nonsense.
Wayne Rooney hаѕ tаkеn a swipe аt mеdіа coverage оf hіѕ shirt swap wіth Reading’s George Evans fоllоwіng Manchester United’s FA Cup wіn оvеr Reading.
Thе 31-year-old scored thе opener іn thе 4-0 victory аt Old Trafford tо move level wіth record-holder Bobby Charlton оn 249 goals fоr thе club.
After the final whistle, Rooney offered to swap jerseys with Evans – a former Manchester City youngster – who appeared to turn down the request as he walked over to applaud the visiting fans.
Evans later tweeted to clarify that the pair had exchanged shirts in the tunnel and congratulated Rooney on his record-equalling strike.
Rooney has now hit out at the extensive coverage given to the incident within the UK media, accusing some outlets of prioritising the incident over his latest goal scoring landmark.
Alongside a photo of him and Evans, he wrote on Twitter: “I find it amazing that I equal sir Bobby Charltons record and this is a headline in the mail”.
Speaking after the match, Rooney stressed his determination to reach 250 goals over the next two home matches in the coming week against Hull City and Liverpool.
“It’s a proud moment to do so at such a massive club like Manchester United,” he told BT Sport. “I’m hugely honoured to be able to play for this football club but to be up there in terms of goals with Sir Bobby is a really proud moment for me.
“Hopefully I’ll be up there on my own soon!”
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