Wayne Rooney levelled Sir Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United goal scoring record today and George Evans DID eventually end up with the special shirt despite initially appearing to refuse it.
Rooney equalled the landmark tally of 249 goals for the club by netting in the seventh minute of today’s early kick-off, as the Red Devils advanced to the Fourth Round with an easy 4-0 win over the Championship outfit.
Most players would want to keep their shirt after breaking a momentous record like Sir Bobby’s, but Rooney kindly offer to swap it with Evans after the match. However, it seemed instead of grabbing an extremely valuable piece of sporting history Evans had snubbed Rooney’s offer.
The look on Rooney’s face after the exchange may have suggested a refusal to viewers on TV, but the duo had in fact agreed to swap shirts in the tunnel.
The theory thrown out for Evans’s possible refusal was because the Reading midfielder is believed to be a massive Manchester City fan and was a former player for the blue half of the city up until last January when he signed on for the Royals. You can see video of the on pitch exchange below:
However, the swap did take place and Evans posted a picture of the history making shirt on his Twitter page this evening.
Stand down people, stand down!