Rooney hails Devils fan as a legend
PETALING JAYA: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has come out in support of his club's Malaysian fan who wore the Red Devils jersey to a Liverpool training session, calling him a “legend”.
Rooney took to Twitter last night to praise the young man, saying “The lad who went to watch Liverpool train in MUFC top with my name on the back is a legend.”
It was reported yesterday that a Manchester United fan had pushed his luck a little too far when he showed up at the Liverpool training session at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Thursday wearing the Red Devils kit.
A video captured at the training session and later uploaded on YouTube showed the young man wearing a Rooney No 10 jersey, surrounded by hordes of Liverpool fans.
The Manchester United fan's jersey was eventually lifted off by the Liverpool supporters in front of a crowd yelling “Buka! Buka!” (“Take it off!”).
The Reds tried forcing him to wear a Liverpool jersey, but he refused and sat shirtless before being led away from the jeering fans.