Video: Man United captain Wayne Rooney explains cartwheel celebration
Wayne Rooney reveals cartwheel celebration was in tribute to his son Kai
Wayne Rooney has shed light on why the Manchester United captain performed a cartwheel after he scored his second goal against Scotland on Tuesday night.
Taking a leaf out of Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane’s book, Rooney surprised England and United supporters with a cartwheel after he netted his 46th Three Lions goal at Celtic Park.
And Rooney, who is England’s third-highest goal-scorer of all time, explained that his son Kai had asked the 29-year-old captain to do the celebration ahead of the friendly.
“Lots of people asking why I did a cartwheel to celebrate my goal against Scotland. It was because my son Kai has been doing them a lot lately and asked me to do one, here he is doing one in the tunnel before the @england Slovenia game!” Rooney posted on Instagram.
Rooney has history when it comes to producing cartwheels against Scotland after the former Everton striker performed an identical celebration when he scored against the Tartan Army as a teenager.
In 2000, a 15-year-old Rooney scored for the first time in an English shirt against their bitter rivals in the Victory Cup.
The big question is how will the England captain celebrate his 49th Three Lions strike to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s record.