Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Fatboy" Rooney

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney will be getting a guitar painted Manchester City blue for his birthday after a blunder by his girlfriend Coleen. Fiancee Coleen, 21, asked Oasis star Noel Gallagher to sign an instrument for Rooney – a big fan of the band.

But Noel, is a die-hard fan of United’s arch-rivals Manchester City. He immediately hatched a plan to have the guitar sprayed light blue. Noel also scrawled his own message on it to Wayne: “Happy Birthday Fatboy.”

Liverpudlian Coleen had it sent to Noel’s record label in London to be signed in time for England striker Wayne’s 22nd birthday tomorrow. The guitarist and singer was dumbstruck by the request, but was only too happy to have a bit of fun.

A source said: “Noel couldn’t believe it. Mancs and Scousers haven’t been the closest of friends – and asking a City fanatic to sign a guitar for a United player is a red rag to a bull. It was a gift for Noel – he loves a wind-up.”

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