Police break up United fan demo at Rooney's house
Published 22:55 21/10/10 By MirrorFootball
Cheshire police were called to Wayne Rooney's house on Thursday night to break up a demonstration which included a banner reading 'If you join City you die'.
Around 30 Manchester United supporters, many hooded and wearing balaclavas, stood outside Rooney's Prestbury home and invited the player to come out.
When he declined, they unveiled a banner reading 'If you join City, you're dead' as he watched from an upstairs window.
Police soon arrived at the scene and the crowd dispersed but no arrests were made.
United later sent their own private security team, who arrived in stab vests, to stand guard after the protesters had left.
A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: "Cheshire Police can confirm that at 8.30pm today a call was received from a resident in Prestbury regarding 20 to 30 people assembling outside the address.
"Officers attended the scene and the group dispersed peacefully, no offences were committed."
The demo has been linked to the so-called Manchester Education Committee, who led a similar protest at Rio Ferdinand's house during his protracted contract talks in 2004.