Video: Wayne Rooney picks his fantasy XI & shuns his Manchester United team-mates

EA Sports release viral clip with striker selecting his dream team

Wayne Rooney has left himself open to criticism by revealing his ultimate fantasy XI to EA Sports in which the Manchester United forward shunned almost all of his club team-mates.

For anyone with a memory like a colander, Rooney recently found himself in the firing line at Old Trafford after the centre-forward stalled on signing a new contract after making public his belief that the quality of the current Manchester United squad is below par.

Suggesting that the Red Devils have slipped into mediocrity, it is now noticeable that Rooney only selected team-mate Nemanja Vidic to join him in his dream team.

Irking Manchester United fans further will be the players Rooney identified as his best picks.

Rooney ignored tribal rivalries picking both Manchester City's Micah Richards and Carlos Tevez to play in his 4-3-3 formation, as well as selecting Liverpool's Pepe Riena to play in goal.

He also doffed his hat firmly in Barcelona's direction, picking Carles Puyol, Leo Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi. Lastly, a hint at how Rooney still wishes that Cristiano Ronaldo was still a Manchester United player was made as Wazza chose the world's most expensive footballer to be in his attack.

Rooney's XI is as follows:

Pepe Reina (Liverpool) - Michah Richards (Manchester City), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Ashley Cole (Chelsea) - Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Xavi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City).

The EA Sports viral video can be seen below:

Keeping on a Wayne Rooney footing, the Manchester United striker's trip to Portland to aid his recuperation from injury was roundly ripped into by the funny men behind the BBC's Special 1 TV this week.

The episode can be seen here.