London, Nov.5 : Manchester United star Wayne Rooney's birthday party for his two brothers ended in a brawl yesterday in which a fan of his was left with cuts and bruises.
Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Mitchell told the Sun that he had spotted Rooney and his wife Coleen, 22, at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool, where a birthday party was on for Rooney's two brothers -- John, 18, and Graeme, 21. Michael asked Rooney, 23, if he could take a photograph of him standing next to pal Dermot Graham - and the star obliged.
But as digger driver Michael, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, was taking the snap, he was punched and a fight broke out.
Mobile phone footage showed Rooney trying to help.
A spokesman for the player said: "Neither Wayne nor any member of his family was involved in this incident."