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Wayne Rooney gives Warren Sapp the biggest smile ever

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No matter how big of an American football legend you are, it's seems that English Premier League football is the king.

That's at least what this encounter between two sporting superstars, one former great and one current great, shows.

Rooney appeal 

Wayne Rooney is big news wherever he goes these days. Even in the US, the Manchester United star easily whips up interest from fans dying to see him.

But one those excited fans this week was no ordinary fan. Wayne Rooney was in Miami on Monday as Man Utd took on Liverpool in the International Champions Cup Final.

After the game, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player and Super Bowl winner, Warren Sapp, came to Rooney to ask him for his autograph.

Sweet signature 

Naturally, Rooney obliged and signed Sapp's ball. Delighted with the result of his attempt to get Rooney's attention, Sapp turned away from the signature meet with a massive grin on his face. See the vine below.

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It's unclear as to whether or not the signature was for one of Sapp's kids or just himself. Either way, Sapp showed his delight at meeting and greeting Wayne Rooney, and he tweeted a picture of his "prize" after the game.

Warren Sapp explained, "Man U wins & I get a prize. #Rooney." Click here to see the picture.

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Champions Cup

United and Rooney where in Miami to finish off their US tour in which they've participated in the Champions Cup.

Despite finishing seventh in the EPL last season, Manchester United have not lost their touch in terms of drawing an audience in the US.

In fact, United's game against Real Madrid last week drew a crowd of 109,318 fans in Michigan. The crowd at Sun Life Stadium in Miami only saw 50,000 pack the stadium, but Rooney (who scored the equalizer) and Co still impressed with a 3-1 victory to win the International Champions Cup Final.

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