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BBC studio in stitches after Wayne Rooney tells story about the time he bumped into Micah Richards at restaurant

BBC studio in stitches after Wayne Rooney tells story about the time he bumped into Micah Richards at restaurant

Rooney bumped into Richards during their playing days in Manchester.

Wayne Rooney left viewers in stitches ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final after he told a story about bumping into Micah Richards whilst having a "quiet" family meal.

The former England international, who recently returned to football management with Championship side Plymouth, was on punditry duty for this weekend's clash between Manchester United and Manchester City.

He was joined by Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards, who often came up against Rooney when the latter was lifting trophy after trophy under Sir Alex Ferguson.

During the pre-match coverage on Saturday, Lineker decided to ask if Rooney and Richards bumped into each other during their time in Manchester – and it delivered a belting story soon after.

Check it out below:

So there we have it. Rooney stumbled across Richards as he "celebrated" his 50th Premier League appearance with a group of mates in a city centre restaurant.

"I saw Micah in Wing's Chinese Restaurant. I was in there with my family for a quiet meal," Rooney began.

"Micah came in with about 20 of his guys...they're celebrating so I said, 'What are you celebrating?'

"Micah had made his 50th Premier League appearance! What's he doing?!"

As you can see from the footage above, Lineker and Shearer were in hysterics at the story as Richards tried to squirm out of it.

"It's the Premier League... it's a big thing!" Richards laughed. "Why did you have to say that?!"

As mentioned earlier, Rooney was appointed Plymouth Argyle manager on Saturday, just four months after he was sacked by Birmingham.

"Taking this role at Plymouth Argyle feels like the perfect next step in my career - and I would like to thank the Chairman and Board for the faith they have shown in me," he said in a statement.

"This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting project. I look forward to helping to build a squad of players to play expansive football - and to entertain the Green Army.

"I have experienced first-hand how talented the existing group of players is here - and also the incredible atmosphere at Home Park. The club is on an exciting long-term journey, with a progressive plan in place. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of it.

"I can’t wait for the Championship season to start in August."

Featured Image Credit: BBC Sport

Topics: Wayne Rooney, Micah Richards, FA Cup, Manchester United, Manchester City