Wayne Rooney has been given a two-year driving ban and a 12-month community order after admitting a charge of drink-driving.
The Englishman who reportedly expects to be fined two weeks’ wages by his club, must complete 100 hours of unpaid work as part of his community order.
The 31-year-old was arrested in the early hours of September 1 after being pulled over by police seven and a half miles from his home in Prestbury, Cheshire.
In a statement released following his sentencing, Rooney said: “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment in driving while over the legal limit.”
He enjoyed a hugely successful 13 years with the Red Devils, winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League among a host of other honours, and scored a record 253 goals in all competitions.