Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney banned from driving after guilty drink-drive plea

Rooney spent 13 years at United and broke the club's all-time scoring record

Rooney moved from Manchester United to Everton over the summer (Wikipedia)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving after pleading guilty to a drink-drive charge.

The 31-year-old was banned from driving for two years and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

Rooney, who moved from Old Trafford to Everton over the summer, was stopped in the Manchester suburb of Wilmslow while driving a female friend home at 2am on September 1.

The former England captain was pulled over while driving a black Volkswagen Beetle. The arrest took place on Altrincham Road, around six miles north-west of Rooney's home in the village of Prestbury.

Rooney entered his guilty plea at Stockport Magistrates' Court this morning (Monday September 18).

He admitted entering a breathalyser reading of 140mg in 100ml of breath - three times over the legal drink drive limit of 35mg.

Rooney, who spent 13 years at United and broke the club's all-time scoring record, returned to Old Trafford with Everton yesterday. However he endured a tough afternoon and his side ended up losing 4-0.