Video - Wayne Rooney offered interesting career move

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Sheamus with an offer for Rooney
Sheamus with an offer for Rooney

Wayne Rooney critics have been encouraging the Manchester United captain to seek out an alternative career in the last couple of years - and now he has been offered a chance to branch out by WWE star Sheamus.

Rooney has attended previous WWE events in the UK and is known to be a big fan of the entertainment spectacle, but would he dare to step in the ring and test out his grappling skills?

Bedecked in his green Irish jersey, Sheamus offered Rooney a chance to prove his worth when WWE stages a big show in Manchester later this month, with this offer made very much in jest.

United's medical staff - and the club's insurers - would not let one of their prized assets go anywhere near a full scale wrestling match, but Sheamus chanced his arm with taunt on Sky's Soccer AM show.

Rooney has dipped his toe in wrestling waters before, with this famous incident back in November showing him slap WWE star Wade Barrett.