Wayne Rooney has swapped his Man United kit for an elf costume in a Christmas video he has doctored for his fans online.

The footie star applied photos of his, his 3-year-old son Kai, and his wife Coleen's faces on the heads of three elves doing a street dance to a hip hop rendition of Tchaikovsky's 'Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy' on the exceedingly popular app Elf Yourself. The 27-year-old striker shared the video on his Facebook page to an appreciative response and 6,000 likes within an hour. It's nice to see the football player in such a good mood, despite being too busy to see much of his family over Christmas what with training for two big matches close to the day taking up all of his free time. Although, he and Coleen have just revealed that they are expecting a baby boy sometime in May 2013 so that's got to be something keeping his spirits up at the moment.

One Rooney fan commented on the joke video saying, 'Wicked, you look awesome as an Elf Wazza!! Happy Xmas to you and your family xx' while another insisted he 'do the same dance for [his] next goal on Sunday.'