Hugo Rodallega claims he often saw Wayne Rooney ‘drinking like a madman’ and Steven Gerrard ‘on a bar dancing shirtless’ – The Sun
FORMER Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega claims he often saw Wayne Rooney "drinking like a madman" and Steven Gerrard "dancing on a bar topless" on nights out.
The striker, 35, spent six-and-a-half years in England, with three-and-a-half of those in the North-West at the Latics.
And he sensationally revealed during an Instagram Live he would regularly spot the Three Lions heroes enjoying themselves.
Speaking to friend and fellow Colombian footballer Johan Arango, Rodallega said: "If people knew how many times I bumped into Rooney in Manchester drinking like a madman or the number of times I saw Gerrard on a bar dancing shirtless…
"They are human beings, there is nothing wrong with it.
"I can count with one hand the number of footballers who don't drink. All of them, all of us, go out and drink.
"I have always said it. I enjoy drinking and dancing. I love salsa dancing.
"There is nothing wrong with it. I know we are footballers, but we are human beings too."
Rooney has regularly been spotted on nights out throughout his career, sometimes landing him in a spot of trouble.
Former team-mate Gary Neville revealed Wazza once even managed to get in a scrap despite being man-marked by security guards all night.
But he will be able to enjoy a classy glass of wine or two with wife Coleen from the comfort of his own home before long.
That is because the Rooneys installed a £150,000 walk-in wine room in their new £20million Cheshire mansion that's just been finished.
Gerrard – who preceded fellow Merseysider Rooney as England captain – also liked a beer or two with pals.
But things spilled over in Southport in December 2008 when he was caught up in a bar brawl although the Liverpool legend was cleared of affray.
Rodallega scored 24 goals in 117 Wigan appearances between 2009 and 2012 before moving to Fulham where he grabbed 19 in 84 – in one of his first games for the Cottagers he accidentally gave Rooney a horror gash in his knee after catching him with a flailing boot.
He moved to Turkey in 2015 with a switch to Akhisar Belediyespor which was followed by a spell at Trabzonspor.
The forward then joined Denizlispor at the beginning of the current campaign.
His six goals have helped the club to tenth with the season put on hold.
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