Manchester United fans won't exactly be thrilled to hear how their captain once sat amongst the Arsenal faithful. Speaking ahead of England's 3-1 victory over local rivals Scotland, Wayne Rooney recalled how he snuck into Anfield during his Everton years to support his close friend Francis Jeffers; the Arsenal attacker.
As an exciting young starlet playing for the blue section of Merseyside, it comes a surprise to hear how Rooney daringly entered the home of a rival.
Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp were on the scoresheet for Arsenal that day as the two giants played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in 2003. Rooney has admitted to being firmly in favour of the North Londoners and therefore would not have been too happy when Emile Heskey earned Liverpool a share of the points with a last minute equaliser.
The England captain claims to have been supporting his mate as opposed to Arsenal themselves, however those connected to United will not be best pleased at the thought of their prized possession celebrating a goal for the Gunners. When asked by the media if he was subtle during his time in the Anfield away end, Rooney's response was simple; 'No not really. I didn't go in disguise'.
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According to Rooney this is not the only time he has visited other grounds as a fan, having also attended Ibrox as a spectator. With Manchester United visiting the Emirates on Saturday evening, Rooney will get the chance to show everyone where his loyalties really lie.