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Man Utd people knew of Rooney affair before World Cup

Manchester United officials and players knew of Wayne Rooney's extra-marital relationship with prostitute Jenny Thompson before the World Cup according to SunSport.

News of Rooney's affair has emerged in the past few days but apparently it was well-known amongst United people months ago.

A Manchester United source said: "The relationship with this woman was hardly a secret within the club - but Wayne was always hopeful it would not be known by everybody.

"Unfortunately for him, everything has been made public."

Rooney is expected to take his place in the England team for Tuesday's Euro2012 qualifier against Switzerland and has received support from his teammates despite the revelations.

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