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Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen trade blows on Twitter

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rooney and Owen sparring on Twitter
Rooney and Owen sparring on Twitter

Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney has had a dig at his old team-mate Michael Owen, after the former striker tweeted a message of support for Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

Former United and Liverpool striker Owen is working with the Anfield club these days and is clearly keen to confirm that his brief flirtation with their deadly rivals at Old Trafford is long forgotten.

This was his tweet prior to their 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening:

That inspired Rooney to respond with this cheeky message:

The banter continued between the duo as Owen offer up this repost:

That was backed up by this reply from Rooney:

It is clear that the former team-mates were merely having some jovial fun on social media, with Rooney having a little more time on his hands to dabble on his Twitter account after it was revealed he is out of United's trip to Chelsea on Sunday due to injury.