The Tweets: Wayne Rooney DID ask to leave Man United 2 weeks ago, request was denied

Rarely do journalists across the paper divide in England agree on transfer gossip, so it’s worth paying attention to a big rumour doing the rounds late on Wednesday night.

As the Daily Mail splashed their back page on Thursday with news that Wayne Rooney is set to leave Old Trafford, a group of  journalists have joined forces to confirm that two weeks ago Rooney handed in a transfer request at the Threatre of Dreams.

That transfer request was rejected, however news of Rooney’s openness to leave the Premier League champions has sparked the likes of Bayern Munich and Chelsea into plotting big bids for the England striker.

A collection of tweets confirming Wayne Rooney did hand in a transfer request a fortnight ago are below.