On the day that Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal scoring record for Manchester United, you would have thought that there would have been Reading players clamoring to get their hands on his jersey after the game. However, it seems one former Manchester City player had no interest.
George Evans joined Manchester City’s youth academy at the age of six and stayed with the club right up until 2016 when he was finally sold to Reading. Evans had made a number of appearances on the City bench during his time with the club but never managed to actually get on the pitch for the Citizens.
However, it seems that the Reading man still holds the Sky Blues close to his heart as, after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United, Evans seemingly snubbed the opportunity to walk away with Wayne Rooney’s shirt on the day that the England international equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s 249 goals for the club.
At the full time whistle, the two players embraced in the centre of the pitch and all seemed rather civil. However, when the United captain offered the invaluable piece of memorabilia to the former Manchester City man, he simply shook his head and walked away.
Needless to say, Rooney looked quite perplexed by the refusal in the moments that followed. Check out the incident that Manchester City fans are absolutely loving in the clip below;
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 7, 2017
— Greg Double (@Dubstep1988) January 7, 2017
Rooney: "Want to swap shirts, mate?"
Evans: "Go fuck yourself."
— Profit Rush (@Profit_Rush) January 7, 2017
Evans has just tweeted that he simply refused to sway shirts with Rooney on the pitch as he didn’t wish to be seen doing so in front of the fans after a disappointing 4-0 defeat.
— George Evans (@GeorgeEvans70) January 7, 2017
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