The girls who partied in a hotel room with Wayne Rooney weren’t sure who he was at first, a pal has claimed.
The friend said one knew he was famous, but kept calling him Wayne CLOONEY.
“It was hilarious but everyone was in high spirits and enjoying themselves,” the pal said.
“They can be a feisty bunch and were just having fun. They were just having a laugh. Nobody meant any harm.”
The bleary-eyed Derby County manager was snapped having a glass of wine with Tayler Ryan, 21, Eleanor Hoggarth, 21, Elise Melvin, 21, and 20-year-old Brooke Morgan after they met at Chinawhite in Manchester on Saturday.
At one stage, dad-of-four Wayne, 35, fell asleep. One of the girls was snapped flashing her bottom at the snoozing star and captioned it “Mooney Rooney”.
But the friend said: “One kept calling him Wayne Clooney, while another thought it was Tooney.”
Three of the girls have since apologised to Wayne and sold him the copyright to the pictures for just £1.
Wayne also apologised, saying: “I made a mistake.”
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He added: "I went to a private party with two of my friends.
"From me, I would like to apologise to my family and the club for the images which were going round.
"I want to move forward on this. I'm grateful to Derby County for giving me this opportunity to get this club back to where it belongs.
"I will do everything in my power to do that."
Rooney was then quizzed on whether he felt the victim in the episode.
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He added: "Yes, but I don't really want to go into that. Listen, it's dealt with and I'm looking forward to moving forward and preparing for another game on Sunday."