Wayne Rooney has admitted he ‘made a mistake’ and apologised to his family and Derby County after photos emerged of the star partying and falling asleep in a hotel room with young women.
The married father-of-four, 35, said he was ‘looking forward to moving forward’ just hours after he paid the three party girls £1 to buy the copyright to the images after accusing them of blackmail, prompting them to offer an apology.
Rooney told Sky Sports News after he managed Derby to a friendly victory over Real Betis on Wednesday: ‘I made a mistake.
‘I went to a private party with two of my friends and from me, I’d like to apologise to my family and the club for the images which were going round and I want to move forward on this.
‘I’m grateful to Derby County for giving me this opportunity to get this club back to where it belongs, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure I do that.
‘It’s dealt with. I’m looking forward to moving forward and preparing for another game.’