Cheer up Wayne, it's your birthday! Even Coleen's bright red outfit can't raise a smile at Rooney's 26th party

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By Emily Sheridan

Well at least one of them in ready to party: Coleen Rooney looks colourful as she arrives with husband Wayne at Wings restaurant in Manchester

After Manchester United were thrashed by their old rivals Manchester City today, Wayne Rooney wasn't in the mood for a party.

Despite his wife Coleen throwing a 26th birthday bash for him at one of his favourite restaurants in Manchester, the striker looked glum as he arrived.

Although he had made an effort in shirt and blazer, the birthday boy was upstaged by his wife's loud ensemble as the couple walked into Wings Chinese eaterie.

Joining the couple were Rooney's England teammate Peter Crouch and his model wife Abbey.

Although Rooney looked far from happy, he did invite his England teammate Gareth Barry - whose team Man City had beaten him earlier that day - who arrived with his wife Louise.

Another Man City player Joe Hart also dined with the Rooneys with his
girlfriend Kimberly Crew.

Red alert: Coleen's tan clashed with her bright red dress and dramatic make-up

The mother-of-one, 25, showed off her tan from last week's holiday in Dubai in a short red Philip Armstrong lace dress.

She teamed the skater-style mini with a pair of towering heels, large red earrings with her hair swept back and piled on top of her hair.

She teamed her colourful ensemble with heavy make-up done professionally by make-up artist Sadie Day.

Towering: Rooney's England teammate, Stoke City's Peter Crouch and his model wife Abbey also attended

During her holiday in the UAE with her parents and son Kai, Coleen had been excitedly tweeting designers Philip Armstrong and Tony Burke about her dress.

And when she finally put it on, she was full of praise for the designers.

She tweeted: 'Thank you so much Philip and Tony love my dress!!! X x x

Before his birthday meal, Rooney's team Manchester United were beaten 6-1 by old rivals City, marking the latter's biggest victory at Old Trafford since 1926.

No hard feelings: Manchester City player Gareth Barry attended with his wife Louise

All white on the night: Man City player Joe Hart attended with his girlfriend Kimberly Crew

Ahead of the game, Coleen was optimistic and tweeted her husband: 'Good luck Wayne Rooney for match today. Get a birthday goal.'

As well as Wayne's birthday, it was some quality time for the couple after spending the past week apart.

Wayne stayed behind in the UK while Coleen and their 23-month-old son Kai went to Dubai with her parents Colette and Tony McLoughlin.

During her vacation, Coleen posted photos of little Kai on a sunset desert safari in the Dubai dunes and of herself smoking a shisha pipe.

WAGS out in force: The footballers and their partners descended on Wings Chinese restaurant in Manchester's Lincoln Square