Footballer Wayne Rooney spotted carrying out community service after drink-driving offence

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Court: Rooney was sentenced to 100 hours of community service: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney has reportedly been spotted working off the community service sentence he received for his drink-driving offence.

The former England and Manchester United captain is said to have been stationed at a community garden centre near his Cheshire home.

Rooney was ordered to complete 100 hours unpaid work after admitting being nearly three times the legal limit while at the wheel of a woman's car.

The footballer, who was banned from driving for two years, was chauffeured to a shift at the centre where he has been given routine maintenance tasks, the Daily Mirror reports.

Rooney: With his wife, Coleen (AFP/Getty Images)

Wearing a blue jacket and hoodie, matching blue bottoms and black Nike trainers, he arrived at around 8.40am on Friday and left at shortly after 3pm that afternoon.

The centre is said to provide services for adults with learning difficulties who learn new skills, including pottery and woodwork, and can sell their wares to the public.

It is reportedly the same centre where former United team mate Carlos Tevez was ordered to carry community service for driving offences in 2013.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to drink driving at Stockport Magistrates Court last month following an incident in the early hours of September 1.

Offence: Rooney appearing at court (Peter Byrne/PA)

The footballer later apologised for his "unforgivable lack of judgment" in driving while over the legal limit and said his actions were "completely wrong".

"Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service," Rooney said.

Rooney and his wife, Coleen, were the centre of much media speculation after it emerged the footballer had been in a car with a woman when he was pulled over.

Laura Simpson, 29, claimed she and Rooney had shared a kiss and been chatting a lot of the night.

Coleen, who is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child, was reportedly furious to hear the claims and has not been seen wearing her wedding ring since.

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