The England international came in for late-night abuse from the follower who taunted him: 'Rooney ya fat w***e ill smash ya head in with a pitchin wedge an bury ya with a ballast fork ya fat ugly lil n***e.'
You want some: Wayne Rooney is in hot water of threatening a fan with violence on Twitter
Rooney dared the follower to meet him at United's training ground to carry out his threat, and replied: 'I will put u asleep within 10 seconds hope u turn up if u don't gonna tell everyone ur scared u little nit. I'll be waiting.'
You Twit: Rooney became embroiled in the row with a user who has since deleted their profile
The 25-year-old United frontman then looked to defuse the situation by tweeting: 'Haha bit of banter and people go nuts chill all people.'
The Twitter account belonging to the follower who taunted Rooney has since been deleted.
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