Rooney's 'acting' bow proof he shouldn't give up day job
Published 05/11/2011 | 05:00
Manchester United's leading man Wayne Rooney may have made the shortlist for the Ballon d'Or but judging by the most recent evidence he won't be challenging for an Academy Award nomination any time soon.
Rooney made his acting debut alongside United team-mates Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra in a wine advert that makes Footballers' Wives look like 'The English Patient'.
The advert for Casillero del Diablo, United's official wine partner -- just what every club needs -- is set in a corporate box at Old Trafford where the trio are pensively discussing the arrival of a new 'devil' at the club. And right on cue, a fireball appears flying across the sky before crashing onto the pitch leaving viewers a little baffled and Rooney thoughtfully stroking his chin.
The advert would appear to be targetted at United's foreign market so maybe it makes more sense with subtitles.
Safe to say, he shouldn't give up the day job.