Wayne Rooney is understandably angry after the Daily Mail concentrated on an incident after the match rather than his record equalling goal he scored against Reading.
Rooney is now level with Sir Bobby Charlton in Manchester United’s all-time goalscoring list having scored the first in our 4-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup but there were plenty of laughs at full-time when Reading’s George Evans seemed to refuse switching shirts with Rooney.
Despite the record equalling goal, the Daily Mail’s focus is all about Rooney’s incident and to be fair to him I think he’s got every right to be annoyed.
I find it amazing that I equal sir Bobby Charltons record and this is a headline in the mail. pic.twitter.com/MXCs1HFooT
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) January 8, 2017
There is even more reason for Rooney to be frustrated because George Evans cleared the whole incident up with his own post on Twitter.
— George Evans (@GeorgeEvans70) January 7, 2017
Fair play to Rooney for equalling the record but it really should come as no surprise the Daily Mail tried to concentrate on something negative, it is the British press after all.
When Hull City visit Old Trafford on Tuesday in the EFL Cup semi-final, there is every chance Rooney will break Sir Bobby’s record and if that happens then even the rag Daily Mail won’t be able to ignore it.