Video: Wayne Rooney nearly does a Steve Morrow

Posted by - May 14, 2009 - Football videos, Lookalikes, Manchester United

Carrick scores, Fergie wincesMichael Carrick’s late winner against Wigan last night all but wrapped up the Premier League title – but it nearly ensured Wayne Rooney ruled himself out of the Champions League final too. Over-excited Roo decided to celebrate the goal by jumping on Carrick’s back.

Unfortunately, the combination of Carrick being a moving target, ducking down as part of his own celebration, and an extra spring in Rooney’s step culminate in him flying over Carrick’s shoulders, twisting round mid-air and landing pretty heavily on his arm. He seemed to be OK afterwards. Note too Patrice Evra’s ‘It’s over’ gesture, copyright Rafa Benitez.

See Steve Morrow’s original given the Phoenix From The Flames treatment after the jump.

  • Martin S.

    That’s fantastic, you got to love them footballers for not only entertain with their general way of playing football, but also celebrate with style (and no brain). Classic! 😀

  • Tommy

    very close to a celebration fail…but i wouldnt tell rooney face to face…