Watch Wayne Rooney explain his role in EAFC team Girth N Turf to Gary Neville – but Man Utd legend looks utterly baffled

WAYNE ROONEY has explained the role he plays on EAFC team “Girth N Turf”, but Gary Neville did not appear to be any the wiser.

Rooney, 38, featured on some of the Twitch streams of a number of viral gamers who play together on the popular football video game, formerly known as FIFA.

Gary Neville looked baffled as Wayne Rooney explained his role on EAFC team 'Girth N' Turf'

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Gary Neville looked baffled as Wayne Rooney explained his role on EAFC team ‘Girth N’ Turf’
Rooney appeared on some streams for the virtual team after being introduced by rapper Aitch

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Rooney appeared on some streams for the virtual team after being introduced by rapper Aitch

The Manchester United legend made headlines when he called organiser Angry Ginge a “ginger c***” during a live stream as they were playing.

Another flashpoint had seen Rooney jokingly threaten to knock someone out during a stream.

Since Rooney was not appearing with a video feed, with only his voice being heard, many fans believed it was not actually him.

That was until Angry Ginge, real name Morgan Burtwistle, and some of the other members of the group shared photos with Rooney on social media after he had invited them to a get together at his house.

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Former Man Utd team-mate Gary Neville, was asking Rooney a set of quickfire questions on The Overlap, brought to you by Sky Bet, when the topic came up.

Neville asked Rooney: “Do you play like a game or something and you said I’m going to come around and knock you out to someone?”

Rooney confirmed: “It was on Girth N’ Turf.”

One fan was stunned to see it confirmed it was him, saying: “Just me who thought it was someone putting on a voice pretending to be Wayne Rooney.”

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Another said: “Fully confirmed that really was him in Girth n’ Turf.”

Neville, who was rendered with a bemused look on his face, then asked: “What is that?”

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Rooney explained: “It’s mad. It’s a bunch of streamers who have set up a FIFA team.

“I know Aitch, the rapper Aitch, and he said they’ve got this team, do you want to come in and have a couple of games.

“So I had nothing else to do so joined the team, it’s hilarious.

“People who are subscribing and watching us play and I think the last game we played there was like 85,000 people, more than Old Trafford.”

Wanting to know more, Neville said: “And did you threaten to knock someone out?”

Rooney said: “No that was one of the lads we were playing with. It was joking yeah.”

Rooney posed alongside Angry Ginge to confirm it was actually him on the other end of the microphone

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Rooney posed alongside Angry Ginge to confirm it was actually him on the other end of the microphoneCredit: Instagram @angryginge13
The Girth N' Turf team changes week-to-week and stream the matches to thousands of fans

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The Girth N’ Turf team changes week-to-week and stream the matches to thousands of fansCredit: Instagram @angryginge13
Rooney explained how one stream had more viewers than fans who can fit in at Old Trafford

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Rooney explained how one stream had more viewers than fans who can fit in at Old TraffordCredit: Getty

Neville added: “So you basically go on FIFA and people watch you and Aitch play? How do you do it is it a camera on the tele that watches you or something?”

Rooney replied: “So all the lads are streamers so they make a lot of money from it I think.”

A flabbergasted Neville then looked down the path before quipping: “F***ing world doing, it’s f***ing mad this world in it.”

Prior to taking the Plymouth job, Rooney had revealed to the team on Twitch how he sleeps with the hairdryer on all night to help keep him cool.

Sidemen Charity Match star and Man Utd superfan Angry Ginge also revealed how Rooney had told wife Coleen he would not be able to do the school run due to “training”.

Wayne Rooney’s quickfire Q&A

Toughest opponent? “I think John Terry was probably most difficult.”

Favourite tweet? “Probably my Mr Bean one. I just put: ‘Mr Bean. Funny.’ I don’t know why. I’d probably had a few drinks.

Form a band from former team-mates? “De Gea was good on the guitar… Phil Jones fancies himself as well.”

Best advice? “I’d probably say from Roy Hodgson… he said to me that the best picture you can take is in your mind.”

Favourite piece of memorabilia? “It’s strange but I love the book in the middle – Opus book.”

One thing you’d like to do in rest of your life? “I would like to sky dive. I’ve had it set-up but I can’t do it.”

Night in or night out? “Night in definitely.”

Favourite movie? “It was Shawshank Redemption until Wolf of Wall Street.”

Favourite holiday destination? “Probably say Dubai now. I think it’s more because the kids love it.”

What superpower? “Be invisible.”

Best car owned? “My favourite car is the Audi RS6. The best one, probably the Mercedes DTM AMG.”

Club you wished you played for? “Celtic I’d say.”

Cats or dogs? “Dogs. I’ve got one.”

Fastest team-mate? “Probably Theo Walcott or Kyle Walker.”

One thing you can’t live without? “Family. Easy.”

Favourite pair of clothing? “You know what, this is going to sound weird, but actually a nice comfortable pair of pyjamas.”

Who is taking a last minute penalty to save your life? “Me! If it wasn’t I’d probably say Ronaldo but he’d probably miss now on purpose! If it wasn’t me then it’d be Van Nistelrooy.”

One player you wished you had played with? “[Lionel] Messi is the best of all time but to play with [Zinedine] Zidane [would be amazing].”

Pre-match song? “I’d normally get on the massage bed, and I’d actually put Susan Boyle on.”

Biggest regret? ” The red card in the World Cup was my lowest moment in football.”

Favourite goal? “The Manchester City one – the overhead kick.”

Hero growing up? “Duncan Ferguson.”

Favourite stadium? “My favourite ground to play in was Wembley.”

England highlight? “I’d say the Euros in 2004, as a whole, I just loved that tournament.”

Dream job? “I’d love to manage Everton or Manchester United. I’d probably say United.”

However, the early training turned out to be a prank.

In an April live stream, Angry Ginge explained: “I said to him: ‘Training 8-11’. Next thing you know, 10 o’clock in the morning, I’m in bed trying to get to sleep and I get a phone call from Rooney.

“He said: ‘So I take it we’re not training lad’. I said: ‘What? What do you mean mate?’

“Genuinely, I’m p***ing myself, I’m absolutely p***ing myself, already, because I know what is coming.

“He goes: ‘Well, I’ve been up since half seven with the controller in my hands. I’ve just found out it’s just banter you guys have’.

“So he’s been sat there, since half seven, ready for ‘training’ with his controller. Unreal.

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“He goes: ‘I’ve had to tell my missus that I can’t do the school run because I’ve got training’.

“I am genuinely not joking when I say that, I cannot put into words how much I have p***ed myself.”