Wayne Rooney has rejected claims he removed the name Manchester United from his Twitter homepage, condemning the allegations as "a load of rubbish."
It was confirmed earlier this week that Rooney submitted a transfer request a fortnight ago, which was subsequently rejected by the Old Trafford outfit. On Thursday it was noted that Rooney no longer had the words Manchester United on his Twitter page, and instead referred to himself as an "athlete."
This was taken as a sign the 27-year-old sees his future away from the Red Devils despite David Moyes' arrival as manager. Yet Rooney is adamant the stories are wrong.
His representatives insisted no change had been made recently and it later emerged that a number of other Nike-sponsored players - including United teammate Tom Cleverley - had made similar changes to their social media biographies some months ago.
On Friday, Rooney released a statement on his website which read: "There's a load of rubbish being written about me changing ...