Wayne and Coleen Rooney. PA

Wayne Rooney was dropped from the Manchester United squad that took on Blackburn Rovers as Sir Alex Ferguson was angry over the star striker's Boxing Day night-out in the company of his teammates and their partners, it has been reported.

United were defeated 3-2 by the Rovers at Old Trafford on New Year's Eve.

According to the Mirror, Sir Alex was furious that Rooney, along with wife Coleen and team-mates Jonny Evans, Darron Gibson, had gone out on the town for a booze party to celebrate the Red Devils' 5-0 win over Wigan Athletic.

The report has also added that Rooney, 26, was also handed a club fine. The star had reportedly been shocked by the decision.

United have banned its players from boozing 48 hours before the game.

Rooney and Sir Alex have been sharing a strained relationship for some time, according to reports. It has left a question mark over the England striker's future at United.