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:
Former City player George Evans seemingly turning down Wayne Rooney's offer of a shirt-swap.
Good lad. pic.twitter.com/ArosXZknPN
— City Watch (@City_Watch) January 7, 2017
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.