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Rooney 'floored' by Bardsley in boxing video
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Rooney 'floored' by Bardsley in boxing video

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England captain Wayne Rooney has been caught on video being 'floored' in a mock boxing bout with fellow player Phil Bardsley.
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Video footage has emerged that appears to show Wayne Rooney being floored by fellow footballer Phil Bardsley in a light-hearted boxing session at the Manchester United and England captain's home.

The video, obtained by The Sun on Sunday, is said to have been filmed last month and shows the two Premier League players sparring.

Former United full-back Bardsley, who now plays for Stoke City, then seemingly connects with Rooney, sending him to the ground.

However, although Rooney is left flat on his back, he appears to brace himself for impact before hitting the floor and Bardsley's wife Tanya was quick to have her say on the incident.


"Seen the sun, 2 mates havin a laugh video doesn't show Wayne jumping straight up and laughing with Phil," she posted on Twitter.

The bout did not seem to do too much damage as, six days after it was apparently flimed, Rooney scored twice in United's 2-0 win over Bardsley's former club Sunderland at Old Trafford.

Rooney is a boxing fan and regularly comments via social media on fights, most recently involving the likes of Paul Smith and Martin Murray.

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