Rooney snubbed by away supporters at Stoke

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010, 20:33 PM IST

London: Manchester United fans snubbed striker Wayne Rooney by refusing to sing his name during the club`s Premier League match against Stoke City.

Rooney was the only name missing as the 3,500 away supporters sang about a host of other United legends, including George Best, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Sun reports.

It was clearly their way to show disgust at the way the striker negotiated his new five-year contract.

Meawhile, Stoke City fans taunted their United rivals by singing: "Robbed by a Scouser, you`re getting robbed by a Scouser."

They also chanted: "You`re s**t, Rooney says you are."

Rooney missed the clash, won by United 2-1, due to an ankle injury.

In a dramatic change of events, Rooney - who wanted to leave United earlier this week - ended doubts over his future by signing a new five-year contract.

The striker, who was previously on 90,000 pounds per week, is now understood to be earning a basic salary in excess of 150,000 pounds per week.

He is now the highest-paid player at United, overtaking defender Rio Ferdinand.

ANI