Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, excitement among punters is building ahead of England’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Ukraine tonight. Roy Hodgson’s men have travelled to Kiev in search of the points that will all but secure their place in Brazil this summer.
However one major player who has not joined up with his England team-mates for the tie is Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney who misses the match with a severe head injury picked up in training last week.
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, a favourite in the tavern, will instead lead the line for England but it now appears that the injured Rooney has in fact been very busy fighting against the dart arts and not been in Portugal on short holiday as previously reported.
Well that’s what we gathered from the hilarious viral image found in the tavern today which shows Rooney, with a similar scar on his forehead, in the pose of schoolboy wizard Harry Potter as he fights arch nemesis Voldemort, as played by Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey!
We hope that the England forward manages to defeat the dark forces while soon returning to action at Old Trafford although we do wonder if this means owls and men on odd-looking broomsticks will now be appearing at the famous old ground!