Wayne Rooney has delighted football fans with his birthday tweet to Rio Ferdinand

Fans love how Rooney wished Ferdinand a happy birthday.

Things are certainly going very well for Wayne Rooney right now.

Since the Manchester United legend left Everton for Major League Soccer, Rooney has rebuilt himself as a key player once again.

His arrival at DC United helped turn the team around from a struggling outfit to one that qualified for the playoffs.

He was named the league's player of the month for October, handed the club's captaincy after three games, and is now even set for an England return - albeit a ceremonial one.

Considering how low things got at Everton last season, it's certainly nice to see Rooney ending his career on a high.

He's rightly getting a lot of love from all corners over the last few months - and on Wednesday he managed to earn some more.

Rooney took to Twitter to give his birthday wishes to former teammate Rio Ferdinand and it's safe to say that fans absolutely loved what he had to say.

"Happy 40th Birthday @rioferdy5. Some great memories but not sure what I did to upset you here," he said, along with an image of the two together.

"Let me know if you want picking up in the morning pal."

Rooney was, of course, paying homage to his infamous tweet from 2011 when he accidentally asked Ferdinand if he wanted a lift to training - something you'd imagine he meant to do over a direct message.

So all credit to Rooney for this one - fans think he's smashed it out of the park.

Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney starred together for club and country.

People ans absolutely loved Rooney's little throwback - the tweet picked up well over 10k likes in no time at all.

You can check out some of that reaction here:

While not everyone is into the idea of Rooney having a farewell game for England, this is clearly a recall that people can get behind.

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