Manchester United's Wayne Rooney Was Apparently Up at 2 a.m. Watching GOD TV

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterFebruary 4, 2014

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney runs downfield during his team's 2-0 win against Cardiff City in their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Wayne Rooney may have been praying for divine intervention in Manchester United's troubled season after he was spotted on Twitter in the small hours watching GOD TV.

The England striker apparently tweeted a message to the channel which was subsequently deleted, explaining how powerful he found their broadcast: 

Is Rooney okay? Tweeting Godtv at 2am in the morning, has he tuned to God cos of Moyes? 😂😂😂

— Nuvie_ (@Nuvie_) February 2, 2014

In the wake of United's defeat at Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a hoax, and the fact that the tweet no longer appears to exist on Rooney's timeline would back up that argument.

That said, several newspapers in the U.K. ran it Tuesday, including The Sun (subscription required), the Independent and the Daily Mail.

What is more, it's not the first time Rooney has used Twitter to get involved with a religious broadcaster. In May last year he sent a message to Todd Bentley, a preacher, to say how much he was enjoying the show:

@IamToddBentley watching from uk. Very powerful and touching

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 22, 2013

With United 15 points behind league leaders Arsenal with 14 matches to go this season, it's going to take something miraculous to get back into the title fight.