Wayne Rooney has poached a bodyguard from Manchester United to drive him to training during his two-year driving ban.

Damien Hall, known as “Big Ginge”, will chauffeur the striker on the 80-mile round trip from his home in Prestbury, Cheshire, to Everton’s Finch Farm facility on the outskirts of Liverpool.

Mr Hall, who is trusted by both ex-England captain Rooney, 31, and his wife Coleen, has been tasked with making sure he arrives safely and on time.

He was employed by Controlled Solutions Group, who manage all Manchester United’s security issues.