- Several photos recently surfaced on social media of Wayne Rooney in a compromising setting with some ladies
- The photos showed Rooney asleep in a hotel room bed with a group of young women
- The Derby County boss has since apologised to his family and club, admitting he "made a mistake”
Derby County boss Wayne Rooney admitted he “made a mistake” in a heartfelt apology to his wife and club after implicating photos of him and three ladies emerged online.
Over the weekend, photos of the Manchester United legend passed out in the company of three women garnered attention on social media.
Rooney initially believed there was a malicious attempt to entrap him using the images.
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On the evening of Wednesday, July 28, Rooney issued an apology to his wife and club.
"I made a mistake," he told Sky Sports News after his side's friendly victory against Real Betis.
"I went to a private party with two of my friends and from me, I'd like to apologise to my family and the club for the images which were going round and I want to move forward on this.”
The 35-year old also thanked Derby for the opportunity to allow him to keep his job despite the controversy.
"I'm grateful to Derby County for giving me this opportunity to get this club back to where it belongs, and I'll do everything in my power to make sure I do that,” he added.
Rooney, who is Manchester United’s all-time record goalscorer with 253 goals, won five Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a UEFA Champions League title before retiring in January 2021 to take over as Derby County’s coach.
He guided the club to survive relegation narrowly last season with a dramatic 3-3 draw against Sheffield on Wednesday.
Alex Telles starts the new season with an injury
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been dealt a huge blow in his preparations for the 2021/22 Premier League season after Alex Telles suffered an ankle injury.
Telles was part of United's pre-season friendly meeting against Derby last weekend where they secured a 2-1 win over the Championship side.
However, SunSport now reports the left-back is set to miss his side's upcoming friendlies against Brentford and Preston North End.
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