Wayne Rooney denies slapping fiancee

Manchester: Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney denied reports that he slapped his fiancee during an argument in a nightclub. The Sun reported in a front-page story that Rooney hit 18-year-old Coleen McLoughlin in the Brasingamens club in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, on Sunday. “They did have an argument in public at the nightclub and left together and spent the night together,” Rooney’s management company said. “Everything is fine between them.” “Crazed Rooney thumps Col-een,” said the Sun’s front-page headline. The paper said Roo-ney had been out with Rio Ferdinand, Wes Brown and Roy Carroll before seeing McLoughlin in the same bar. — AP