As we continue to look back on Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United career, we should remember not just the goals, and the moments of magic on the pitch. Outside of the pitch, Rooney was often an entertainer as well. Here are some of our favorite non-goal-scoring Rooney memories.
Getting sparked out by Phil Bardsley; Making light of it in a goal celebration
One of the few moments of joy that Rooney provided in the final third of his Manchester United career.
He was already mostly rubbish by this point, but he still made us laugh.
Taking the piss out of Sir Alex Ferguson
The cheeky bugger.
His acting skills
An accomplished athlete, and a fine thespian.
His Twitter account, 2010-2013
Before his PR handlers took over control of his social media, and made it just as bland as most other athlete accounts, Rooney’s Twitter feed was a thing of pure, unfiltered beauty.
He was one of us.
A scouser knocks Liverpool of there perch. Haha. An evertoniian aswell. Yes. People. U can't imagine how happy I am tonight. Believe— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 14, 2011
He had such a way with words.
Mate mate mate mate mate.— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 2, 2011
One time he offered his mate a lift to work.
Hi rio do u want picking up in the morning pal— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) April 23, 2011
He took the piss out of human cesspool Piers Morgan after United signed Arsenal’s best player for peanuts (and then won the league with him).
And this. The stuff of Twitter legend.
Utd til I die. Everton til I die. Believe. Come together. The beatles. Leg.— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 14, 2011
What are some of your favorite off-the-pitch Rooney memories? Let us know in the comments.