Wayne Rooney's Teammates Bought Him Sir Alex Ferguson's Book for 28th Birthday
They did their best, however, according to Reuters (via Yahoo! Sport), and picked him up a copy of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography.
The only problem, if you can call it that, is that Ferguson used the book to criticise the striker:
Manchester United team mates have clubbed together to buy Wayne Rooney a special present for his 28th birthday on Thursday - former manager Alex Ferguson's autobiography which criticises the forward for being a slow learner with fitness problems.
Only on Wednesday night had the 28-year-old given his opinion on some of the revelations in the book, saying that he felt vindicated by confirmation from Ferguson that he had not asked for a transfer earlier this season.
The Daily Mail Online's Neil Ashton quotes Rooney, who told ITV:
Obviously he's (Ferguson) got his own opinion. I've not said nothing and thankfully he's come back and corrected the story that I put a transfer request in. He's come back and proved that I didn't, so I'm thankful for him for it.
Will Wayne Rooney Read Sir Alex Ferguson's Autobiography?
So will Rooney be reading his new birthday present later Thursday night? This column knows what it thinks, but it will leave you to have your vote in the section to the right.
Whether he does or not, the England forward appears to be enjoying life under David Moyes.
Even though Manchester United have not been in flying form under the new manager, Rooney's personal form has been good since his return to action this season.
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