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Wayne Rooney claims he is the best singer at Manchester United

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has modestly claimed that he is the best singer at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old took part in a Google+ Hangout, hosted by Chevrolet FC, earlier this week alongside fellow United teammates Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick.

And when the opportunity to name the best singer came up, Rooney didn’t hesitate to pick himself.

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Rooney: I'm the best singer at United

“Probably me,” the England skipper answered, according to the Manchester Evening News. "Over Christmas a few of the players got up and did a few songs. Quite good some of them. Michael's not bad."

Herrera, though, appeared to have a difference of opinion. The Spaniard said of Carrick: "He's humble, but he's the best."

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Rooney went on to reveal what songs he likes to sing - although nobody believed the striker when he first answered with “opera”.

"Only joking,” he added. “I like to sing a bit of indie rock."

Proof: Wayne Rooney *can* sing

Rooney’s love of music is no secret; the former Everton starlet is a huge fan of the Stereophonics and even has the name of one of the band’s albums tattooed on his arm.

Furthermore, we all know Rooney can in fact sing thanks to a couple of brilliant clips that have been leaked online over recent years.

Several years ago The Sun published a video of Rooney singing “Yesterday” - the classic 1965 hit from The Beatles - while last year he was seen duetting backstage with none other than Mr Popular himself Ed Sheeran.

These clips prove Rooney isn’t a terrible singer by any means - although discovering that there is no better talent at Old Trafford is a little disappointing, we must admit.

Rooney names Gascoigne as his hero

During the Google+ Hangout, Rooney also revealed that Paul Gascoigne was his hero growing up - and believes the former Tottenham and Everton star remains the greatest English player of all time.

Asked why, Rooney said: "His ability to turn games round on their head and produce magical moments. He was a perfect entertainer on the pitch."

Rooney has fallen marginally short of huge expectations

Rooney drew comparisons with Gazza when he burst onto the scene as a gifted teenager with Everton over a decade ago.

His remarkable talent combined with his strength and ability to run at defenders - and the fact he was English - led many to believe they were looking at a potential world beater.

Rooney may have fallen marginally short of those huge expectations, but he will end his career as a Manchester United and England great.

On course to become the all-time top scorer for both club and country, Rooney remains the heartbeat of Manchester United and it’s essential they hold on to him for as long as possible.

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Wayne Rooney
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