Wayne Rooney tweets at GOD TV at 2am following defeat to Stoke City... Is he praying for a Manchester United victory?
Rooney tweeted the religious channel but soon deleted his post after members of the public barraged him with jokes and jibes over United's poor form this season
Manchester United fans may be praying for their season to turn around if their top-four hopes are to be realised, but it seems the players are also hoping for a divine intervention after striker Wayne Rooney turned to God in his time of need.
That is, the GOD TV channel, after the England international revealed he was up at 2am following United’s shock 2-1 defeat at Stoke that consigned them to an eighth Premier League defeat of the season.
Manager David Moyes has struggled since taking over at Old Trafford following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, but he has yet to reveal whether he is praying for a turnaround in his side’s fortunes.
Posting on his official Twitter account, Rooney was reported by The Sun to have wrote: “@godtv I'm watching and feel you. Much love.”
It comes after the 28-year-old has previously revealed his religious side, admitting he prays for his family – wife Coleen and sons Kai and Klay – ahead of every match.
However, while Rooney’s admission of his viewing pleasures is neither earth-shattering nor surprising, he soon deleted the tweet after receiving a number of tongue-in-cheek replies from the public.
One response from Tino Cappuccino read: “Your teams gonna need more than God to resurrect your top 4 hopes” while another user posted: “Is Rooney OK? Tweeting Godtv at 2am in the morning, has he turned to God cos of Moyes?”
Fans at Old Trafford won’t give a second glance if Rooney’s prayer are answered, given their poor form seeing them languish down in seventh place, 15 points behind league leaders Arsenal in what has been their joint-poorest defence of the Premier League title since its induction in 1992 – they finished 15 points behind Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ in 2003-04.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Michelle Watt's father says TV presenter killed herself because she was in constant pain
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 4 North Korean defector flees to Finland 'with evidence of chemical testing on humans'
- 5 Greek debt crisis: The photograph that conveys the despair of Greece's elderly
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture