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Manchester United star Wayne Rooney picks ‘Animal XI’ in school visit, with meerkat in defence!

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney formed an ‘Animal XI’ with children at Stretford High School this week, the Daily Mail reports.

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The 29-year-old was joined by team-mate Paddy McNair for a surprise visit to the clasroom, and gave an inspiring talk to the star-struck students, including making a best eleven made up of animals.

The England captain explained that a meerkat and hippo could make a good central defensive pairing, with the pace of the meerkat complementing the strengths of the hippo!

One student included a giraffe upfront, and cheekily compared the tall creature to Manchester United’s use of Marouane Fellaini in that position!

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