Rooney congratulates Barry on Premier League milestone

Everton star Wayne Rooney has been relatively quiet of late following his recent conviction for drink-driving, which has caused the media to hone in on his personal life.

On Tuesday, though, the former England international took to Twitter to congratulate ex-Everton midfielder Gareth Barry on making history in the Premier League.

The 36-year-old became the all-time leading appearance maker in the top flight by playing in his 633rd match on Monday evening.

Barry, who now plays for West Bromwich Albion, captained Tony Pulis’s side at the Emirates in a clash against Arsenal, which ended in a 2-0 defeat to the Baggies.

It was not the way the midfielder would have wanted his night to end, but his fellow professionals, including Rooney, have taken time out to congratulate him.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs previously held the record, but now Barry has surpassed him by racking up the minutes during spells at Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom.