Wayne Rooney Takes Emergency Covid-19 Test

Rooney was last night undergoing an emergency Covid-19 test after he was visited at home by an infected pal.

According to British media, Josh Bardsley, 21, presented Rooney with a luxury watch last Thursday.

However, Josh had already been contacted by Test and Trace and was later found positive. The unaware ex-England skipper, 34, then played for Derby on Friday night.

Rooney, 34, said his health, as well as his family’s and team-mates, had been jeopardised by someone acting against government guidelines.

Bardsley had delivered a luxury watch to Rooney at his mansion on Thursday.

A spokesman said, “Wayne met Josh Bardsley briefly when he visited Wayne’s house on Thursday.

“Wayne was not told by Josh or anyone else before or during that visit that Josh had been told to take a Covid-19 test.

“Had he known Josh had been contacted by Track and Trace or had tested positive he would have refused to have seen him.

“Wayne is angry and disappointed that he, his family and his club have been put in this position by someone acting secretly and in breach of government and NHS guidelines. He is now taking a Covid-19 test as a result of his contact with Josh.”

According to British government guidelines, anyone who has been in contact with a person who has tested positive must self-isolate for 14 days.

Rooney has previously spoken of the ­danger of getting Covid-19. In March he complained that players were treated as “guinea pigs” by the authorities after games continued while other sports were stopped.

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