Manchester United fans were criticised on social media after it was reported that they aimed some ‘disrespectful’ chants towards Wayne Rooney.
“You fat b*****d,” the travelling United supporters sung at Goodison Park.
This is a player who will always be viewed as a legend at Old Trafford.
The club’s all-time top goalscorer, Rooney won five Premier league titles and the Champions League in 2008 as a Man United player.
It wasn’t heavily reported that those three words weren’t the only chant United fans aimed at Rooney.
What United fans really sung about Rooney
But now footage from one of those supporters proves that it was simply banter, and that Rooney was lavished with applause from those who used to cheer his name.
Chants of “Rooney, Rooney, Rooney” rung out as the 32-year-old made his way over to take a corner.
The Man United supporters also sung Rooney’s trademark chant, which became a regular during his days in Manchester.
It goes: “I saw my mate the other day / He said to me he saw the white Pele / So I asked, who is he? / He goes by the name of Wayne Rooney / Wayne Rooney / Wayne Rooney / He goes by the name of Wayne Rooney.”
Check out the video below.
Rooney was unable to prevent Everton losing 2-0 to Jose Mourinho’s side, coming off in the 62nd minute of the match.
That was five minutes after his mistake allowed Anthony Martial to score the opening goal for the visitors.
The result moved Man United aboveChelsea into second place in the Premier League ahead of the Blues’ match against Arsenal on Wednesday.
After the match, Mourinho said his side will compete with or without new arrivals in the January window.
“I always say that I like my guys very, very much,” he said, per the Independent.
“We have a fantastic relationship, we give our best, we try always to do well and when we don't do well, we stick together and we fight.
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“If somebody comes, welcome. If nobody comes, we are going to fight with the players we have.”