Manchester United captain fights wrestler

The Manchester United captain was at the Manchester Arena to watch the Raw show and also got himself involved in a fight

Wayne Rooney and Wade Barrett

He has been in many battles and fights on the football pitch, losing some and also winning some, Wayne Rooney however found himself in an unfamiliar territory on the night of Monday, November 9.

The Manchester United captain was at the Manchester Arena to watch the Raw show and also got himself involved in a fight.

Rooney had a face-off with WWE superstar Wade Barrett after the wrestler trashed talked him.

“In this ring are two men who can be easily be described as championship material,” Barrett said.

“Which is, of course, is more than can be said of Wayne Rooney and Manchester United,” Barrett added.

He also mention the name of Rooney’s son, Kai who was sitting front row with his dad.

“I'd hate for your little boy to sit there and watch his own father fail. Because let's face it, he gets to experience that every single time you step on a football pitch,” Barrett said.

The personal insult made Rooney to stand up from his chair to challenge Barrett to a fight.

Barrett came down from the ring to confront Rooney who knocked the wrestler on the face to huge cheers from thousands in the crowd.

The whole scene was obviously stage.

Also at the Manchester Arena was Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs and Darren Flecther who now plays for West Bromwich Albion.

After the staged fight Barrett tweeted: "I'm heading to Old Trafford early tomorrow morning. I hope @WayneRooney has the guts to meet me there."

He then added: "Does anyone have 's phone number?” making reference to the video of Stoke City defender Bardsley knocking down Rooney in a boxing match.

Watch Wayne Rooney fight a wrestler, below:

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