Wayne Rooney opened up on a hilarious prank he played on Roy Keane while at Manchester United.
If there was ever one man to not take a practical joke the right way then that would be Keane.
Rooney played the hilarious prank on Keane after an away game with NewcastleGetty
The former Republic of Ireland international was left fuming when Rooney turned over a game of rugby league to the X Factor… before hiding the remote.
Rooney opened up on the hilarious incident involving the former Man United teammates an interview with The Sun.
The 36-year-old revealed: “We played Newcastle away and afterwards Roy was watching the rugby league.
“When he went out of the room I put X Factor on and hid the remote.
“He came back in and asked who turned it over.
“I said, ‘I don’t know.’ He went up to the plug, pulled it out and said no one could watch anything.
“At midnight I was asleep and there was a bang on the door. It was security and he said, ‘Roy said, Where’s the remote?’
Keane and Rooney were teammates for 18 monthsGetty
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“The next morning we go downstairs to get our pre-match meal and I’m stood next to Roy.
“I said, ‘Roy, you OK mate? Did you find that remote?’ He said, ‘What the f*** has it got to do with you?’
“Roy is not everyone’s cup of tea but I really like him.”
Rooney joined Manchester United as a teenager in 2004 and overlapped Keane for 18 months before the midfielder left Old Trafford in 2005.
The 50-year-old opened up on his relationship with Rooney in comments made on Sky Sports last year and admitted he never warmed to the record goalscorer.
Keane said: “We certainly didn’t have an argument, let me tell you.
“I like my rugby league and yeah, someone did change the channel and I wasn’t happy.
Rooney was among the greatest players of his generation and won the lot with UnitedGetty
“But we didn’t have an argument about it. I came down for breakfast the next day and Wayne said ‘Did you find the control?’
“So I told him where to go. If that’s an argument, God help us.
“I certainly didn’t respect Wayne because he stood up to me and wanted to watch the X Factor.
“I had a lot of respect for Wayne because I thought he was a brilliant player.
“I wouldn’t say I warmed to the guy, [but] I certainly didn’t dislike him.
“But the lad’s on a different wavelength, different banter and if hiding the control was his type of banter then… not for me.”
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