WAYNE Rooney did NOT report photos of him partying in a hotel room with girls to police despite saying he had, cops claimed today.
The 35-year-old was seen slumped fully clothed on a chair following a night out with two male friends in pictures that have since gone viral.
The Derby County manager is understood to be absolutely clear that he did nothing wrong – and fears he has been the victim of a "set up".
His team initially said he had reported the photos to Greater Manchester Police as they were taken while he was asleep without permission.
But the force today sparked confusion after they said they were not aware of a report and said there is "no police involvement at this time".
And to add to the chaos, Derby County released a fresh statement today saying the former Utd star had in fact spoken to police.
They added: “Wayne Rooney informed the club yesterday that the pictures had emerged and that they had been taken without his knowledge or approval.
"After taking counsel the matter was reported to Greater Manchester Police who are currently investigating the incident.
"While that remains the case, there will be no further comment.”
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The women in the photos with Rooney are Snapchat model Tayler Ryan and her pals Elise Melvin and Brooke Morgan, all 21.
In one picture captioned 'Mooney Rooney', a woman in a g-string is seen displaying her bum to the camera.
Another image, entitled 'Sleepy Wayne', shows a woman making a peace sign next to the ex-England captain.
A scantily dressed woman is laying on a bed close to ex-Manchester United legend Rooney, who is fast asleep in his clothes.
ACE FEARS 'SET UP'
And another snap appears to show the football boss talking to a blonde woman in a nightclub.
The images were posted online, where they have been seen by thousands.
The photos emerged shortly after Derby's 2-1 defeat to League Two outfit Salford City in a pre-season friendly.
Rooney has since broken cover, and was pictured at Derby's training ground this morning.
He wore a baseball cap as he chatted to coaching staff on the pitch, appeared to have his wedding ring on still.
A friend told The Sun: “The girls were out celebrating a pal’s birthday.
“They love Chinawhite and are always there but couldn’t believe their luck when they were invited over — they were stunned.
“They spent a couple of hours with him and his pals there before they moved on.”
'I SUSPECT COLEEN WILL HAVE QUESTIONS'
The friend said Rooney was "complimentary", but nothing physical happened.
“There was no sexual contact — it was just a great night," they said.
“Wayne was very complimentary of them, of how they looked, but nothing happened.”
Rooney is understood to have been accompanied by two friends as he went to the girls’ hotel room.
Rooney, married to Coleen, then made a swift exit from the Staycity complex after he eventually woke up yesterday morning.
The pal continued: “Wayne left straight away. He was very rough. There was no hanging around — he just got up and went.
“He texted a mate to ask him to pick him up, went downstairs and waited for the friend to pick him up and then he left.
“Then the girls started putting it on social media and it’s just gone viral.
“He may have expected that so went first thing into a waiting car and probably back to Coleen.
“I suspect he’ll have a few questions to answer back at home.”
Parents of the girls last night said they were “mortified” at any trouble they had caused.
Rooney, dad to Kai, 11, Klay, eight, Kit, five, and Cass, three, has been in the dog house with Coleen for a series of drunken scandals.
In 2017, he was driving Laura Simpson home when he was nicked for drink-driving at 2am after a ten-hour booze session.
In 2019, the then-DC United player was arrested for being drunk in public when he set off a security door alarm at a US airport after a booze and sleeping pill mix left him “disoriented”.
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