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Rooney breaks his United silence as he thanks fans for Old Trafford reception


Wayne Rooney has spoken out to thank Manchester United fans for their support at Monday’s Old Trafford showdown with Chelsea.

The England striker has been linked throughout the summer with a move to Stamford Bridge, but receieved a rapturous response from the home crowd at the goalless draw.

Rooney took to his official Facebook page to show his appreciation, and post photos of the game.ImageWriting’s on the wall: Wayne Rooney took to Facebook to thank Old Trafford fans against Chelsea


Lapping it up: Wayne Rooney applauds fans at Old Trafford on Monday night


Committed: Rooney (right), challenging Chelsea’s Ashley Cole, put in a good display on Monday

He posted: ‘Here’s some pictures from Monday night’s game. It was an unbelievable reaction from the fans, so thank you.

‘I really appreciate your support. It means a lot.’

Rooney also received ironic chants from the away end, with Chelsea fans chanting his name and singing ‘see you next week.’

However, it is now unlikely the striker will depart Old Trafford, and the club may open talks on a new deal if he toes the line once the transfer window shuts.


Here to stay: Now Rooney, in action against John Terry, may even seal a new contract with United


Signs are there: Two United fans hold up a sign in support of the striker at Monday’s clash

United captain Nemanja Vidic was not surprised by the backing Rooney received in the Chelsea match.

‘The supporters have always supported the players,’ said the Serbian. ‘Wayne is no different.

‘He has been supported throughout the years and I don’t think there was a question he would have been supported against Chelsea.

‘He has scored so many goals and won so many trophies. I expected him to receive a good reception.’


Captain’s word: Nemanja Vidic, challenging for the ball with Oscar, was not surprised by the reception


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