Wayne Rooney posts throwback picture to wish former team-mate Rio Ferdinand happy birthday… as ex-defender jokes ‘you must have forgotten to pick me up in morning’
- Wayne Rooney wished Rio Ferdinand happy birthday with brilliant throwback pic
- Ferdinand, 40 on Wednesday, then brought back memories of Twitter hilarity
- He referenced a bizarre message sent by Rooney when they were team mates
- The striker showed self-depricating humour as he sent an updated version
Wayne Rooney wished Rio Ferdinand a happy birthday with a brilliant throwback picture – before bringing back more memories of Twitter hilarity in years gone by.
Ferdinand, who turned 40 on Wednesday, received many messages wishing him a happy birthday from fans and friends, with DC United striker Rooney joining in the celebrations.
Rooney sent a picture of the pair together in their Manchester United days – with Ferdinand grabbing the forward’s face, seemingly in a goal celebration.
Wayne Rooney wished Rio Ferdinand a happy birthday with a brilliant throwback picture
Ferdinand, 40 on Wednesday, then brought back memories of Twitter hilarity in years gone by
His tweet was in reference to a bizarre message sent by Rooney when they were team mates
The DC United striker showed self-depricating humour as he sent an updated version
Rooney and Ferdinand were team mates for United between 2004 and 2014
However Rooney made a joke around the aggressive-looking nature of the image, tweeting: ‘Some great memories but not sure what I did to upset you here’.
In response, Ferdinand referenced a tweet Rooney sent back in 2011 which has since entered modern folklore on the social media website.
The then-Manchester United star had sent a tweet – seemingly without realising it was public – saying: ‘Hi rio do u want picking up in the morning pal’.
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra also sent a cheeky message to Ferdinand
Club rivalries were crossed as Arsenal hero Ian Wright sent best wishes to the United legend
The bizarre tweet has not been forgotten by Ferdinand, who responded to Rooney on Wednesday: ‘You must have forgotten to pick me up in the morning…’, along with a laughing emoji.
Unabashed, Rooney was able to laugh at himself, sending a new version of the tweet on Wednesday under his birthday message: ‘Let me know if you want picking up in the morning pal’.
As well as Rooney, Ferdinand got several other cheeky messages from footballers, including another ex-United colleague, Patrice Evra, who wrote: ‘Joyeux Anniversaire bro!! Even though you look like Scooby Doo I hope you have a good day old man.’
Derby assistant manager Jody Morris also said happy birthday, along with another retro picture, of Ferdinand as a child. Morris joked: ‘Never did grow into that lip did ya’.
Derby assistant manager Jody Morris also looked to embarrass Ferdinand with an old picture
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