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David Moyes: a wee coin shower won’t bother Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney flips back a coin throw at him by Crystal Palace’s supporters in a corner kick during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


Crystal Palace fans have a strange way of offering congratulations, apparently, giving Wayne Rooney a little coin showering at Selhurst Park in the wake of news that the England international has just signed a new five-and-half year deal with Manchester United.

In all seriousness, it’s a needless thing to do, and the better supporters around South London are surely a bit ashamed of their naughty brothers.

No matter, Manchester United boss David Moyes said. He doesn’t seem to think the incident will affect Rooney.

I would have thought all these supporters will be cheering for him in three months. It happens. He’s a top player and anything he earns is down to him. …I don’t think it bothered Wayne.”