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Wayne Rooney posts response to Nike 'theft' allegations on Facebook

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Wayne Rooney has responded to allegations made against him by the Sunday Mirror regarding an incident in 2014.

The Manchester United forward, who is currently out of action through injury, was accused of helping himself to a Nike goodies haul at a Wembley hospitality box, which the paper claims was caught on CCTV.

The security film appears to show Rooney discussing with friends what to take from the haul of goods, before removing a bin bag from a ban, emptying it, and filling it up with items from the American sportswear giant.

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The Sunday Mirror claim they contacted Rooney's representative before it had emerged that the incident was caught on camera, and were told: “There is no truth whatsoever in the ­anonymous claims which the Sunday Mirror has put to us. They are false and defamatory of Wayne Rooney.”

Now Rooney has responded to the claims made by the paper on Facebook, and described them as 'total rubbish'. 

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He wrote: "Allegations published by the Sunday Mirror that were presented to my management team, Nike and the FA are denied by all, are wrong and total rubbish. The matter is now with my lawyers so can't say anymore at this time."

The Mirror say that the video was captured after security at Wembley had noticed an upturn in thefts at the famous stadium. You can watch the video by clicking here.

Rooney, who is said to earn £300,000-per-week, will miss today's Manchester derby with a knee injury as the Red Devils go in search of a top four finish this term.

Louis van Gaal's side are currently four points behind City and victory would put them just a point back with eight games to go.

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