Crouch, Rooney and England stars serenaded punters with elite Westlife rendition

England quartet Peter Crouch, Gareth Barry, Joe Hart, and Wayne Rooney once blasted out Westlife hit ‘Flying Without Wings’ in front of a perhaps confused Manchester pub.

The former Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United aces took the mic to celebrate the now Derby County manager’s birthday when all four players were in their prime. While the rest of the country were more accustomed to the players saving and scoring goals, the former England teammates thought they could all strike a fine tune on the microphone after a few drinks.

However, Crouch gave his many listeners a firm insight into a fascinating night on the town which saw Crouch, Hart, Rooney, and Barry become Westlife for the evening. “It was Wayne Rooney’s birthday party and we were out in Manchester,” Crouch said on ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’.

“We sang Westlife, ‘Fly Without Wings’. Wayne was Shane, he was the main singer. I was more of a backing singer.

“But it was a decent performance. It went down well. I’ve got the video of it somewhere, but I cannot find it for love nor money.”

The hilarious story came up when guest at the time Alan Shearer was talking about his fundraising activities in Newcastle. Every year, Shearer throws a foundation ball which raises money for an activity and respite centre for disabled children in Newcastle.

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The likes of Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, Lewis Capaldi, and Mumford and Sons have been the headline act at his balls. However, Shearer was less than enthusiastic about the prospect of Crouch and the rest of the Premier League boy band reforming for another hit rendition at the ball.

“Yea, that would be an example of how not to raise money,” Shearer joked, when Crouch was volunteered to be the headline act of the foundation. Instead Crouch will have to content himself with a permanent position, front and centre, or a music festival mosh pit.

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