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Video: Ex-Manchester City Youth George Evans Knocks Back Wayne Rooney Shirt Swap

Video: Ex-Manchester City Youth George Evans Knocks Back Wayne Rooney Shirt Swap

Former Manchester City youth player George Evans appeared to knock back a shirt swap with Wayne Rooney after Reading’s clash with Manchester United today.

The Royals went down 4-0 to the English Premier League giants in the third round of the FA Cup on a history day for Rooney.

He opened the scoring in the sixth minute of the match and the goal saw him equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time record of 249 for the club.

So you’d think there would be a pack of Reading players looking to congratulate him or even grab his shirt at the end of the match – but it ended up being the opposite.

Rooney walked past Reading defender Evans at full-time and offered his shirt and the BT Sport cameras caught the ex-City youth star refusing:

Evans was at City from the age of six, but was sold to Reading a year ago after failing to make the breakthrough at the Etihad.

Despite that, it seems Evans still has an affiliation to the club – surely anyone else would gladly accept Rooney’s shirt, especially on such a historic day.

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