Wayne Rooney stays in after Manchester United's title triumph

16 May 2011 10:41
ShareWhile the rest of Manchester was out celebrating trophies for both the city's football teams, Wayne and Coleen Rooney were conspicuous by their absence from Saturday night's celebrations.

Despite the striker hitting the penalty that secured the Premier League title for Manchester United with a 1-1 draw against Blackburn, he opted for a quiet night in with his wife.

He tweeted a picture of himself and Coleen at home, and declared himself content as a 'Scouser and Everton fan who beat Liverpool's 18 titles'.

Quiet celebration: Wayne Rooney posted this picture of him with Coleen on the night his side clinched the Premier League title

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring from the penalty spot to make it 1-1 and clinch the title for United before enjoying the chance to brag about their record 19th championship

Rooney also posted this picture of him celebrating with teammates Antonio Valencia and Javier Hernandez

Across town his team mates were seen out and about with Rio Ferdinandtweeting pictures of him and fellow players at his Rosso restaurant in Manchester city centre.

The Rooneys weren't alone in their relatively quiet night in. Manchester City players, who returned from Wembley having won the FA Cup, are on a drink ban so they went out for a quiet team dinner ahead of celebrations next weekend.

The fans, however, made the most of their team ending a 35-year wait for a trophy after Yaya toure's goal gave them a 1-0 victory.

Ryan Giggs, 37, led United's celebrations at Ferdinand's restaurant. The veteran footballer - English football's most decorated player with 12 Premier League winner's medals - took to the microphone and led the singing.

Painting the town red: Rooney's Man Utd teammates, however, appeared to make up for his absence as they headed to Ferdinand's Rosso restaurant

Earlier Wayne Rooney had led his teammates Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling, Nani and Rio Ferdinand in celebration after clinching the title

Cheers: Michael Owen and Nemanja Vidic raise their glasses to Premier League victory, while Rio Ferdinand celebrates with Dannii Minogue's partner Kris Smith

Manchester United fans started their party outside the team's Old Trafford football ground as soon as the match ended.

Meanwhile,it wasn't for another two hours before City fans could gather after their 1-0 victory over Stoke, ending a 35-year trophy drought.

But inside the stadium Liam Gallagher certainly enjoyed his team's performance.

Despitewatching the match from the comfort of a hospitality box the former Oasis singer joined in with the Manchester City fans' 'Poznan' celebration, which involves turning their backs to the action and bouncing up and down en masse.

Clinching the title on Saturday meant Manchester United surpassed bitter rival Liverpool's total of 18 league titles

Manchester United fans make their feelings clear after knocking Liverpool from the perch

Speaking after the match, Gallagher told Espn, "It was a great day out, I was very nervous, but we won it and it's all come good again. I've supported them for 35 years of my life, come on City!

Meanwhile, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who is also from Manchester, posted on Twitter: 'Good times at Wembley Stadium. Congrats to all Mancunians today. Fun in the sun.'

But there was one celebrity not pleased with the result - guitarist Slash, who apparently supports Stoke City, tweeted: 'Man City won I'm told. That's a drag.'

Throughout the aftermath of their game, Ferdinand kept fans up to date with the teams celebrations through his twitter feed, starting off with ear-to-ear grins in the Man U changing room.

He then snapped Michael Owen and Nemanja Vidic enjoying a beer before finally putting up a picture of him with a fan.

Manchester City fans perform a 'Poznan celebration' during their team's FA Cup victory

Roll with it: Liam Gallagher and his son perform their own version of the fans' celebration

Cup of joy: Manchester City's Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli enjoy victory in the dressing room after the FA Cup final win over Stoke City

Ferdinand continued his posts into the morning after, tweeting: 'Sing songs galore, loads a #movement on thedance floor + yesthe boys partied HARD!!! Oooooooff!!

City's players, meanwhile made an appearance - with their new silverware - at the Fashion Kicks charity event at the Old Trafford cricket ground.

The fans and players will get a further chance to celebrate the town's twin triumphs later in the month.

City will hold an open-top bus parade on Monday May 23, while United will have theirs a week later on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Manchester City's Shay Given and Vincent Kompany parade the FA Cup at the Fashion Kicks charity event at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester

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Source: Daily_Mail