Man Utd striker Rooney: Gazza great with me at Everton

Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney admits he enjoyed his time with England legend Paul Gascoigne.

Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney admits he enjoyed his time with England legend Paul Gascoigne.

Rooney discusses the former Tottenham and Rangers star in his new book, 'My Decade in the Premier League by Wayne Rooney', which is being serialised in the Mirror:

"When I was a youth team player at Everton I used to see Paul Gascoigne all the time.

"I loved watching him around the training ground. He was loud, always up to something. I was 16, sitting in the dressing room before a youth team game. Gazza came in. ‘Alright lads,’ he goes. ‘Any of you lot going out -tonight?’ Everyone looked at one -another.

"Everyone was thinking the same thing: What’s he up to?

"In the end, I had to say -something. ‘Yeah, I am.’ Gazza got out his wallet and handed me two £20 notes.

"‘Here you go pal,’ he said. ‘Have a nice night on me.’ I looked down at the money. None of the other lads could believe it – I’d just got a pay bonus off one of the greatest English midfielders ever."

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