“That”ll cost you!” Wayne Rooney leaves Sir Alex Ferguson stunned with his David Beckham boot gag at Manchester United”s Christmas quiz
It is one of the most infamous and talked-about moments in footballing history.
But when Wayne Rooney poked fun at the time Sir Alex Ferguson accidentally kicked a football boot at David Beckham during Manchester United”s annual Christmas quiz, the manager was less than impressed.
The drama began when Rooney took part in a game of Charades on the players team, along with Ryan Giggs and Jonny Evans, going head-to-head with the coaching staff during the battle of the minds that was filmed at Old Trafford.
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Causing trouble: Wayne Rooney angered Sir Alex Ferguson with his clues to Bend It Like Beckham during Charades at the Manchester United Christmas quiz
Tasked with giving clues to Giggs and Evans to guess the film title Bend It Like Beckham, Rooney initially struggled.
But when pushed by host Clare Balding, he swept back some imaginary golden locks before pointing to Ferguson, pretendingto kick a boot and then holding his eye.
Leaving his team-mates slightly baffled, Rooney – struggling to stop laughing – then repeated the combination.
Controversial: Rooney illustrated the film by referring to the incident where Ferguson accidentally kicked a boot at David Beckham and hit him in the eye
“That”ll cost you!” Ferguson appeared unamused with Rooney”s charade
Baldingburst into laughter, before Giggs waded in with the answer and Fergie -realising he was the victim of the gag – delivered his famous icy starewith the words: “That”ll cost you!”
The clip is fast becoming a hit on YouTube after originally being aired on MUTV over the weekend.
Ferguson, who teamed up with assistant head physio Neil Hough and club doctor Steve McNally, had mocked Rooney in the build-up to the quiz after learning he would be part of the opposition.
What”s that meant to be It took a while for Jonny Evans and Ryan Giggs to realise what Rooney was acting out
Injured: Beckham sporting a plaster on the cut after the incident in 2003
Hesaid: “We”ve got a club quiz in early December and Ryan Giggs is frantically trying to recruit the two brightest brains in the squad — DrSteve McNally and assistant head physio Neil Hough — to go up against me. We did one on MUTV last year against Giggsy, Gary Neville and Michael Carrick. They were hopeless!
“This year Giggs has roped Jonny Evans and Wayne Rooney into it. Can you believe that Come on, we want some competition! To be fair, Jonny Evans is a bright lad. He got something like 10 GCSEs, so we”ll have to keep an eye on him.”
Balding,who appeared to have a great time anchoring the show, later tweeted a link to the clip: “Wayne Rooney told me he had never played Charades.
“And there was me thinking that Fergie throwing the boot at Beckham was the thing “never to be mentioned”.
“Forthe record, @WayneRooney was the star of the players” team. Very quick,very funny & along with Evans & Giggs, unbeatable.”
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