Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has issued a public apology after he was pictured late at night at a wedding, while away on international duty.
The Sun newspaper published images earlier this week of Rooney on Saturday night, which it claimed showed the 31-year-old drunk at a wedding reception at the England team hotel.
England beat Scotland in a World Cup qualifier 24 hours earlier, and although it was a day off for the entire squad, the Football Association has said it will review its policy surrounding free time for players.
A statement from Rooney’s management company said: “Naturally Wayne is sorry that pictures taken with fans have been published.
“Although it was a day off for the whole squad and staff, he fully recognises that the images are inappropriate for someone in his position.
“Earlier today Wayne spoke privately to both Gareth Southgate [England caretaker boss] and [FA technical director] Dan Ashworth to unreservedly apologise.
“He would like to further extend that apology to any young fans who have seen these pictures.”
Rooney missed England’s midweek friendly against Spain due to a minor knee injury and was allowed to return to Man United ahead of schedule.
An FA statement said: “England personnel have a responsibility to behave appropriately at all times.
“We will be reviewing our policy around free time while on international duty.”