Wayne Rooney knockout celebration: Manchester United captain mocks Phil Bardsley boxing video after scoring against Spurs

Goal came in the 34th minute

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Wayne Rooney has mocked the shock boxing video that emerged today of him being 'knocked out' by former team-mate Phil Bardsley in the best possible fashion - throwing a couple of punches and then pretending to be 'K.O'd' as he celebrated his goal against Tottenham in United's 3-0 win at Old Trafford.

The story was on the front page of the Sun on Sunday  today, but Bardsley's wife Tanya has since said that "it was just two mates having a laugh" and Rooney "jumped straight back up again" afterwards.



His wife Coleen then tweeted after his goal:

Rooney has spoken of his love for boxing in the past. He started boxing when he was in the youth team at Everton and revealed last November he would have considered taking the sport up professionally if he had not made it as a footballer.

(Clockwise from main image): How Rooney celebrated the goal



In 2008, Rooney said: “I've always loved watching boxing and I went boxing training for about three or four years when I was younger. It's a sport I've always been involved in.

“I was doing both boxing and football training at one stage when I was about 15. But Everton who I was with at the time, said I had to concentrate on one of them and I opted for football.”.