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Police Contacted Over Pictures of Manchester United Legend Wayne Rooney

Arjun Singh Devgan
Wayne Rooney is currently the head coach of Derby County
Wayne Rooney is currently the head coach of Derby County / Aleksandra Szmigiel - Pool/Getty Images

England and Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has found himself in controversy as police were contacted after photos and a video of the current Derby County manager were shared on social media.

As per the Mirror, the phots have been reported to the Greater Manchester Police as a possible crime, with the pictures showing the former England striker upright but asleep in a chair between two nearby women, one of whom is lying on a bed in the background. Several bottles can also be seen in the photos.

There is no suggestion that Rooney  did anything untoward or behaved inappropriately. A timestamp shows "8.30" but it is unclear whether the pictures were taken in the morning, evening or on what date. It is also not yet known whether Rooney was in a hotel or visiting a private address.

The women in the pictures are understood to come from in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, which is around a two-hour drive from his home. Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford yesterday refused to comment on the social media photos, instead directing all the calls to reputation PR expert Ian Monk, who provides crisis management to celebs and other high profile clients.

The 35-year-old is currently struggling to translate his success as a player to that of a coach, as his Derby team are in poor form and recently lost 2-1 to League Two side Salford City on Saturday.