England striker Wayne Rooney has had a hair transplant.

Rooney confirmed the news via Twitter: ''I was going bald at 25, why not. I'm delighted with the result.''

The 25-year-old Manchester United star said his head was ''still a bit bruised and swollen.''

The Sun newspaper said he was seen visiting London's famous Harley Street during the week and leaving with his hair covered, adding that Rooney was going for a ''hi-tech baldy cure.''

Rooney is suspended from playing in Saturday's European Championship qualifier between England and Switzerland.