Fans moved from outside Rooney's home

22 October 2010 06:27
Manchester United fans had to be dispersed by police after staging a protest outside the home of striker Wayne Rooney on Thursday night.[LNB] Officers were called to the England frontman's mansion in the village of Prestbury, Cheshire, at 8.30pm after a mob of up to 30 people descended on the property.[LNB]The apparent fans' protest comes after Rooney, 24, dropped the bombshell that he no longer wanted to play for the Red Devils.[LNB]And there is rising speculation that the former Everton player may leave to join United's great rivals, Manchester City - a nightmare scenario for fans of the Old Trafford outfit.[LNB]The striker's refusal to sign a new contract was revealed by a crestfallen Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this week and has been met with rising anger by supporters of the club.[LNB]Rooney's home, Candysfield, which he shares with his wife Coleen and son Kai, is down a normally quiet tree-lined drive and surrounded by a wall and gates for added security.[LNB]The house is on a 'millionaires' row' with Rooney's neighbours including fellow United players Wes Brown and Michael Carrick.[LNB]Cheshire Police confirmed on Thursday night that an incident had occurred in Prestbury, an affluent village south-east of Manchester, but refused to give further details.[LNB]A spokesman for the force said: "Cheshire Police can confirm that at 8.30pm, a call was received from a resident in Prestbury regarding 20 to 30 people assembling outside their address.[LNB]"Police attended the scene and the group dispersed peacefully. No offences were disclosed."

Source: Team_Talk