With the furore that has been every lasting throughout the past month regarding Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, and his potential move to Premier League rivals Chelsea, perhaps it was inevitable that something like this would happen. It has emerged that the talented English attacker has sustained a damaged shoulder and as a result he will not travel with the squad to Sweden to partake in their friendly game against AIK.
Now, obviously Twitter is a place where perhaps the cynics get to say what they feel, and as expected there were some fantastic responses to the breaking news. Whether there genuinely is a problem with the want-away striker, or indeed it is a protest to try and force a move it will never be fully known.
What is evident however, is the opinion that Twitter has. Check out below just a few of the numerous responses that the social media site had to offer.
Wayne Rooney’s shoulder injury revealed pic.twitter.com/v6ckc44wCZ
— Invisibleman (@arbmcfcpab) August 6, 2013
Wayne Rooney not available for friendly match due to injury. Who in the right of mind would believe that? He’s on his way out la definitely.
— Lakeiah Enyaw (@jackojeka) August 6, 2013
Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale appear to have the same mysterious injury… Adhesive Capsulitis Otherwise known as “The Cold Shoulder.”
— rob palmer (@robbopalmer) August 6, 2013
— Scott Jackson (@scottyjacko) August 6, 2013
— Mark Palmer (@palm_drizzl3) August 6, 2013
@WayneRooney Hope your “shoulder injury” can still make you write. A transfer request maybe?
— Ali Ismail (@AIsmaiil1) August 5, 2013
Wayne Rooney stays at home and misses the game in Sweden due to “a shoulder injury” … Yeh right!!! 😉 … Pull the other one…
— Red Lester (@Redlester99) August 5, 2013
David Moyes claims Wayne Rooney can’t play football because of a shoulder injury but can drive himself into training? Hmm. #MUFC
— Jack Boorman (@UnitedHeaven_) August 6, 2013
— Marc Howells (@Howells9) August 6, 2013
@BBCSporf can you please research whether Wayne Rooney’s shoulder injury is caused by a huge chip!
— Gordon H (@BigGPNE) August 6, 2013