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Wayne Rooney "suffers from Covid-19 fear after buddy who supplied him with a watch tests positive"


Wayne Rooney was reportedly forced to do an emergency coronavirus test fearing he might have got the virus from an infected friend who visited his house last week.

According to The Sun, the derby captain was left "furious" after 27-year-old Josh Bardsley walked into his multi-million dollar mansion last Thursday to deliver him a luxury watch.

It did so despite being contacted by Test and Trace in the days before – and has since tested positive for Covid-19, raising concerns that Rooney might be infected.

The former English star, who didn't know about Bardsley's positive test at the time, played for Derby in the loss to Watford on Friday night.

Covid fear could mean Rooney will have to miss the next four Derby games while his wife Coleen may not be able to take their children on vacation during half-time.

Wayne Rooney was left "angry" after his Covid-infected friend Josh Bardsley, 27, walked into his multi-million pound mansion to deliver him a luxury watch last Thursday. Pictured: Rooney was featured on Bardsley's Instagram page showing the clock

Bardsley, pictured above with Rooney's wife Coleen, walked into Rooney's house despite being contacted by Test and Trace in the days before. He has since tested positive for Covid-19, raising concerns that Rooney may be infected

Bardsley, pictured above with Rooney's wife Coleen, walked into Rooney's house despite being contacted by Test and Trace in the days before. He has since tested positive for Covid-19, raising concerns that Rooney may be infected

In a statement to the Sun, Rooney, 34, said his health, as well as that of his family and teammates, has been endangered by someone who violates government guidelines.

His spokesman said, “Wayne met Josh Bardsley briefly when he was visiting Wayne's house on Thursday.

Wayne or anyone else was not told Wayne, before or during that visit, that Josh had been instructed to have a coronavirus test.

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

Wayne is furious and disappointed that he, his family, and his club have been put in this position by someone who acts clandestinely and is against government and NHS guidelines. Due to his contact with Josh, he is now taking a coronavirus test. & # 39;

According to government guidelines, people should self-isolate for 14 days if contacted by Test and Trace.

The former English star, who didn't know about Bardsley's positive test at the time, played for Derby in the loss to Watford on Friday night

The former English star, who didn't know about Bardsley's positive test at the time, played for Derby in the loss to Watford on Friday night

Josh Bardsley walked into Rooney's house to deliver a watch, despite Test and Trace contacting him

Josh Bardsley entered Rooney's house to deliver a watch, despite Test and Trace contacting him

Both Watford and Derby players may now have another coronavirus test

Both Watford and Derby players may now have another coronavirus test

The derby star played on Friday before not knowing he was exposed to Covid

The derby star played on Friday before not knowing he was exposed to Covid

Derby and Watford players will likely also have to take a coronavirus test after Rooney's fear of Covid.

Wayne Rooney's full management statement

Wayne briefly met Josh Bardsley while visiting Wayne's house on Thursday.

Wayne or anyone else was not told Wayne, before or during that visit, that Josh had been instructed to have a coronavirus test.

& # 39; It was only today, after media approaches and his own investigations, that Wayne realized that Josh had been contacted by Test and Trace before the visit and should not have come to his home.

Wayne also discovered today that Josh later tested positive for Covid-19.

Had he known that Track and Trace had contacted Josh or tested positive, he would have refused to see him.

Had he been informed that he had been in contact with someone who was suspected of having the virus, he would have notified his clubs immediately, as the rules require.

Wayne is furious and disappointed that he, his family, and his club have been put in this position by someone who acts clandestinely and is against government and NHS guidelines.

"Because of his contact with Josh, he's now doing a coronavirus test."

The Championship Club released a statement in the early hours of Sunday morning that read: “When the club was informed of this news, it has ensured that the appropriate measures are in accordance with the strict EFL COVID-19 protocols and UK guidelines Government have taken club works under.

& # 39; The club will continue to adhere to COVID-19 rules and protocols to ensure that their players and staff are provided with the safest possible environment.

"The club will not make any further comments unless another update is required."

MailOnline asked Bardsley for comment.

The ex-Manchester United striker posed for photos with his new watch on Bardsley's Avant Garde Global Instagram account.

Bardsley wrote: & # 39; Level Up … what a treat! Manchester United's all-time top scorer. England's all-time top scorer. Thank you for the business and have fun. & # 39;

Rooney replied, "Nice boy."

Rooney will have to wait to see the result of his test but could now be a big doubt for Derby's next four games against Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest, Cardiff and Bournemouth.

In March, Rooney said the government and football authorities were treating players like "guinea pigs" by allowing games to resume initially if the coronavirus outbreak accelerated.

He even said he would consider retiring if his wife or children got sick from contracting the virus from continuing to play football.

However, in April Rooney was turned away by police after being seen walking with Manchester City defender and neighbor Kyle Walker despite the coronavirus lockdown.

The Cheshire neighbors both went down Prestbury Golf Course with their families, against the rules of only going outside with your own households.

Rooney's former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo was also recently forced into self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.

Ex-England star David Beckham was also infected with the virus after a trip to the USA.

Derby confirmed in a statement in the early hours of Sunday that they are aware of the situation

Derby confirmed in a statement early Sunday morning that they are aware of the situation