Wayne Rooney apologises after partying in Watford during England duty

Wayne Rooney apologises after partying in Watford during England duty
The wedding party being held at the Grove Hotel.

It is alleged Rooney dropped in on a wedding party, with the Sun newspaper printing a photo appearing to show the Manchester United forward, wearing an England training top, looking the worse for wear. The wedding party occurred on the Saturday in between.

Rooney has "unreservedly" apologised to interim England manager Gareth Southgate, the Football Association and football supporters in general following the emergence of "inappropriate" images.

'He would like to further extend that apology to any young fans who have seen these pictures'.

Rooney publically apologised to Southgate and the FA on Wednesday night for attending the wedding party at The Grove Hotel in Watford, with the incident leading to England players being banned from having nights off during global breaks.

A spokesperson for Wayne Rooney has played down the significance of reports the England captain was heavily intoxicated three days before the worldwide friendly against Spain at Wembley.

Glenn said he doesn't want to "over-dramatize" the incident but it will lead to new rules for players about how they can spend nights off while away with England. I'm not aware of anything else.

"And once you have a team full of those players then we'll have a lot of success". The time until Southampton is short, so I don't know. "Someone will have to review it".

He was asked about the treatment of his players by the FA during the global break after pictures emerged of Rooney drinking a day after the Scotland game - an incident for which the Manchester United player later apologised.

But on Wednesday, the 31-year-old "unreservedly" apologised to Southgate.

And while the former Middlesbrough manager is the firm favorite to land the job on a permanent basis, Glenn says the FA will take its time in deciding the next manager to take the reins. Southgate was in charge of the Under-21 side before taking the senior role for four matches following the sacking of Sam Allardyce.

Rooney was unable to play against Spain due to what Southgate insisted was a minor knee injury - a stance he was forced to reiterate after the match.

Captain Dylan Hartley added: "We just trust the guys to do the right thing".


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