‘I’ve sent a few mad ones’ – Wayne Rooney explains all behind his viral tweet to Rio Ferdinand and hilarious Mr Bean post

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Wayne Rooney admitted he ‘doesn’t have a clue what I’m doing’ when it comes to social media, as the Manchester United legend reacted to some of his most iconic Twitter posts.

Rooney joined the now global platform when it was still in its infancy, and more than once showed how he couldn’t quite get to grips with it – to hilarious results.

Rooney was a wizard with the ball at his feet, but he's not the best when it comes to social media

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Rooney was a wizard with the ball at his feet, but he’s not the best when it comes to social mediaCredit: Getty

From a short-but-sweet message about Mr Bean, to declaring his love for Whitney Houston, Rooney’s posts are loved by fans, with his grasp of social media comparable to a technologically-challenged grandad who still has dial-up internet.

One of Rooney’s most iconic Tweets features his old mate Rio Ferdinand, where the former striker asked his fellow Old Trafford great if he needed a lift to training.

Apparently didn’t understand what a DM is.

That’s ‘direct message’, for all you grandads out there.

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Joining Ferdinand on TNT Sports’ commentary team for Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday, Rooney – who played for both clubs – was quizzed on his Twitter mishaps.

Asked about his infamous and very un-private message to the defender, Rooney replied with a shrug: “I don’t know!

“I remember doing it and sending it, but I didn’t have a clue whether it was just going to you, or if everyone could see it. I didn’t know what was going on.

“I think you were the first on Twitter in the dressing room and remember you kept talking about it, so I thought I’d try it, but I didn’t have a clue what I was doing!

Fans love digging out Rooney's old Tweets once in a while

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Fans love digging out Rooney’s old Tweets once in a whileCredit: X: @WayneRooney

“I’ve sent a few mad ones in my time as well,” Roo added. And he’s not wrong.

“I tweeted just ‘Mr Bean. Funny’. I tweeted about Whitney Houston when she passed away. I said ‘I want to run to you’, which is just one of her songs, it’s emotional. I used to love Whitney Houston and I was gutted when she died.”

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But there’s plenty more where that came from when it comes to Rooney and weird social media posts.

A journey through his past tweets shows a bit of an obsession with Piers Morgan, his beef with fellow former United star Phil Neville and more than one message that just don’t make any sense whatsoever.

Wazza, never change.

Morgan spat, Neville beef, but 'leg'? Your guess is as good as ours...

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Morgan spat, Neville beef, but ‘leg’? Your guess is as good as ours…Credit: X: @WayneRooney

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