Rooney â€“ who is only 25 â€“ has seen his hairline recede quicker than Michael Owenâ€™s international career. And the hot-tempered striker struggled to keep his shiny head in check when Owen, 31, poked fun at the profile picture on Rooneyâ€™s Twitter page.
In a tweet which could be read by Rooneyâ€™s 440,000 followers, Owen said: â€śBy the way, how old are you in that photo? Your face looks like a 12-year-oldâ€™s but your hair looks like a 60-year-oldâ€™s!â€ť
Rooney replied: â€śeasy mo u know thatâ€™s a sensitive subject.â€ť
Injury-prone Owen, who may have troublesome hamstrings but at least has a full head of hair, said: â€śWonâ€™t mention it again in public then!!!â€ť
Rooney replied: â€śGood lad.â€ť