CONFIRMED: Why Reading’s George Evans refused to swap jerseys with Wayne Rooney
Saturday was a very memorable day in Manchester United and even more special for Wayne Rooney.
It saw him equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal record of 249 goals after his sixth minute strike, and is now the joint top scorer in the club’s rich history.
Rooney was able to achieve this feat in 450 games and had opportunities to score his 250th goal but couldn’t find the back of the net.
The match ended 4-0 after goals from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford (2).
A curios incident happened after the game as Rooney was seen signalling to Reading midfielder George Evans to swap jerseys.
Former City player George Evans seemingly turning down Wayne Rooney’s offer of a shirt-swap.
Good lad. pic.twitter.com/ArosXZknPN
— City Watch (@City_Watch) January 7, 2017
But Evans appeared to surprisingly refuse the offer, and it got many wondering why.
Evans is a former Manchester City player and it was initially thought that could have been the reason.
However, Evans has now clarified the situation and says it was he who in fact asked Rooney for his jersey and refused to swap it on the field but in the tunnel.
The 22-year-old posted a picture with the jersey and wrote on Twitter:
‘To clear up I asked to exchange shirts in the tunnel due to a disappointing day!! Congratulations on your record @WayneRooney.’
See his Tweet below