The personal message Rooney sent to Man Utd fans...

Wayne Rooney thanked Manchester United fans for their support after victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

The fans have been firmly behind him, starting when he warmed up during the opening game at Swansea last month, to the standing ovation afforded to the England man when he was replaced by Javier Hernandez near the end of Tuesday night's victory.

"The reception I got when I was substituted was amazing and meant a lot," he said on officialwaynerooney.com.

"I want to thank the fans for that.

"The Manchester United fans have been brilliant since the start of the season, their support home and away is always top drawer and means a lot to the team. The best way to repay the fans is with good team performances.

"I'm happy to be in a position where I get the opportunity to score goals - and long may that continue."

 
For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball

Have your say

Related Images