Wayne Rooney performs a Frank Sinatra song, takes a selfie with Pele at the Annual EFF Fundraiser
England international and Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has once again managed to come into the limelight but this time for purely non-footballing reasons. The England players had gathered at Sopwell House for their annual charity dinner called 'Lions and Roses’ a couple of nights back. It was there that the 30-year-old English footballing icon was seen trying his best to sing a Frank Sinatra song along with his former Manchester United teammate, Gary Neville who was on guitar.
The FA had set up The England Football Foundation back in 2007 which allowed the England footballers to donate their match fees for numerous certain charitable causes. The charities have included The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes, The British Forces Foundation, WellChild, Together for Short Lives, Cancer Research UK, The PFA’s charitable initiatives, Rays of Sunshine children’s charity and Help Harry Help Others in the past.
This year the FA had managed to rack up quite an impressive guest list which featured the former Brazil international and football legend, Pele along with a host of other British celebrities. Wayne Rooney had surely enjoyed every moment of his performance on stage in front of an audience which included none other than the ‘Prince of Football’.
Although his fellow teammates had burst into laughter as soon as he started singing his own rendition of James Bay's ‘Hold back the river’, Rooney seemed to relish every bit of his antics on the stage.
Here is a Twitter video which shows Wayne Rooney performing alongside James Bay and Gary Neville:
The 30-year-old England international was also pretty thrilled to have come across Pele during the course of the charity dinner and here is a Twitter post by the legendary footballer which features a selfie of hiM with Rooney:
A host of other English footballers such as Gary Cahill, Joe Hart, Chris Smalling, Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and James Milner were also present at the annual fundraiser.
Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford was also seen at the event following his dream international debut against the Socceroos at the Stadium of Light. The 18-year-old prodigy became the youngest footballer to find the back of the net on his international debut for England.
His Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney had doubled the tally for the Three Lions in the 55th minute of the game as England went on to defeat Australia 2-1.