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Wayne Rooney has been arrested in the US accused of public intoxication and swearing charges, police said.

The former Manchester United star, who now plays for American team DC United, was taken into custody on December 16 in Virginia, officials said.

It is believed the 33-year-old, who now places for American team DC United, was detained at Washington’s Dulles airport, which is near the club’s stadium

A spokesman for Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said: “He was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on December 16, 2018, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA).

“He was later released on a personal recognizance bond.”

Rooney was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, although it is unclear if he was held at the airport or elsewhere in the vicinity.

 

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In a statement, Rooney’s spokesman said: “Wayne Rooney was arrested and detained at Dulles airport following a long flight from Saudi Arabia after a one-day promotional business trip.

 

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