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10th Oct 2016

Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen goes on Twitter rant over criticism of the Manchester United star

"Shut up you absolute idiot"

Robert Redmond

Unfortunately, Wayne Rooney doesn’t tweet like this anymore.

When the England and Manchester United captain tweets to his 13.9 million followers these days, it tends to be like this.

Rather than like this.

2011 Rooney would’ve undoubtedly hit back at criticism of his form with something like this.

But, the 2016 version, like the player himself, is more reserved.

However, his wife Coleen has responded to the online criticism of the player, who is set to be dropped for England’s World Cup qualifier away to Slovenia on Tuesday night, and has found himself out of the United team for the past two games.

Rooney has been subjected to an awful lot of criticism in recent months due to his poor form for club and country. The player may be worth a lot of money, and criticism comes with the territory for such a high-profile figure, particularly when you’re not in good form, but that doesn’t mean he, or his family, won’t be affected.

The 30-year-old was booed leading out England against Malta on Saturday evening, and it appears that, combined with online criticism, has pushed his wife Coleen into responding.

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