Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney Reaches Twitter Milestone

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Wayne Rooney passes 10 million Twitter followers…

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has set a new milestone this week as he passes 10 million Twitter followers, making him the first Premier League footballer to do so.

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The United and England captain, who is currently serving a three-match ban after being sent off against West Ham last weekend, is the site’s fifth most popular athlete. His following could fill Old Trafford 172 times, although 74 per cent of his followers are based outside the UK.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, LeBron James, Neymar and Ronaldinho have more followers than him in terms of sportsmen, and Rooney was quick to thank his fans earlier today:

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