Wayne Rooney poses with Rocky statue after scoring twice for DC United against Montreal Impact on Saturday


WAYNE ROONEY posed to next to Rocky Balboa’s statue after delivering a knockout blow to Montreal Impact on Saturday.

Thursday January 01, 1970

The former England international scored twice, including a half volley from 40 yards, as DC United thrashed their opponents 5-0.

Thursday January 01, 1970

Wayne Rooney poses by the Rocky statue after his two goals at the weekend

Rooney’s match-winning performance ensures his side are closing in on a play-off spot.

And he celebrated by enjoying a family day out in Philadelphia where Coleen and their four children posed by the famous statue of the boxer.

It is one of Philly’s most famous pieces of art and is situated near the steps which became synonymous when Rocky sprinted up them in the third film.

Thursday January 01, 1970

DC United have five games left of their season and are two points behind Montreal who occupy the final Eastern Conference play-off spot.

Wayne Rooney scored twice including a 40 yard volley at the weekend
Wayne Rooney is firing DC United into a Play-Off spot

But they have the advantage with a game in hand.

Rooney said of their late charge: “We’ve been building momentum at the right time. We’ve put ourselves in a great position.”

“It’s obviously great to score five goals,

“It gives us more confidence and especially it’s great tonight to have so many attacking players score goals.”