Wayne Rooney laughs off party girl scandal as he poses for pics with fans at Derby friendly

WAYNE Rooney tonight shrugged off his party girl scandal as he arrived for Derby's friendly against Real Betis.

The Derby County manager, 35, posed with fans and signed autographs at Pride Park – hours after snapping up his party shame photos for £1 to stop them being circulated.

He was pictured sleeping on a chair while in a hotel with Snapchat model Tayler Ryan and her pals Elise Melvin and Brooke Morgan over the weekend.

And Rooney was said to have been given a dressing down by top brass after the pics were leaked and went viral.

The ex-England ace tonight appeared calm and collected as he took the helm for the Rams in their hometown friendly.

He was seen posing with fans and smiling for a selfie before standing pitchside for the game.

SunSport understands Rooney will stay in his £90,000-a-week job and that he was left in no doubt about the standards he is expected to set as the club's manager and high-profile figurehead.

It comes after the multi-millionaire earlier struck a bargain deal with Elise Melvin, Brooke Morgan and Eleanor Hoggarth, who took some of the photos.

But Snapchat model Tayler Ryan, 21, was not among those who handed over ownership of photos she took herself.

The deal with the other three means he can now try to stop future publication of the viral images as he owns the copyright.

His people claimed the girls "volunteered" to hand the photos over and made a written apology for the "embarrassment" caused, the Mirror reports.

A statement said: “These were three decent young women who went for a night out. They did not expect Wayne to end up in their company and are remorseful about how things turned out with the pictures.

“They got carried away and did something they later regretted. They did not expect it to end up in the mainstream media after it was posted on social media and they decided to take steps to put things right."

The pictures, which were shared online thousands of times, showed Rooney sleeping in a hotel while surrounded by semi-naked girls after a boozy night out in Manchester.

The photos were then leaked and went viral.

Rooney, 35, had complained to police they were "taken without his knowledge or approval" and feared he was the victim of a "set up".

But Cheshire Police yesterday confirmed they had dropped a blackmail probe after Rooney made a complaint.

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In one picture captioned "Mooney Rooney", a woman in a G-string is seen displaying her bum to the camera near the snoozing star.

Another image, entitled "Sleepy Wayne", shows a woman making a peace sign next to the ex-England captain.

A scantily dressed woman is laying on a bed close to ex-Manchester United legend Rooney, who is fast asleep in his clothes.

And another snap appears to show the football boss talking to a blonde woman in a nightclub.

Rooney's night on the lash came after Derby's 2-1 defeat to League Two outfit Salford City in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

He has now been given a dressing down by top brass over his drunken antics.

But The Sun understands Rooney will stay in his £90,000-a-week job and take the helm tonight as the Rams play Real Betis in a friendly at Pride Park.

The photos are the latest in a long list of drunken scandals to rock his 13-year marriage to wife Coleen.

In 2017, he was driving Laura Simpson home when he was nicked for drink-driving at 2am after a ten-hour booze session.

Two years later, the then-DC United player was arrested for being drunk in public when he set off a security door alarm at a US airport after a booze and sleeping pill mix left him “disoriented”.

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