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

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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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