Wayne Rooney pays tribute to those who passed away in the Donegal tragedy

England and Manchester United footballer took to his social media account

Wayne Rooney pays tribute to those who passed away in the Donegal tragedy

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England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has paid tribute to the victims of the Donegal tragedy

Five people - a man, woman, a girl and two boys, who were all members of an extended family, drowned after their vehicle slid off a pier at Buncrana harbour.

Taking to Twitter, Manchester United striker Rooney tweeted: "Devastating news about young Mark, Evan & family from Derry. Your support has not gone unnoticed".

The family were related to Derry City footballer Joshua Daniels whose club have pledged their full support to him: