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Wayne Rooney

Rooney with Manchester United in 2016
Personal information
Full name Wayne Mark Rooney[1]
Date of birth (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Croxteth, Liverpool, England
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Forward, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 10
Youth career
Copplehouse Boys
1996–2002 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Everton 67 (15)
2004– Manchester United 382 (179)
National team‡
2000–2001 England U15 4 (2)
2001–2002 England U17 12 (7)
2002–2003 England U19 1 (0)
2003– England 119 (53)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:13, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm proud I'm English and I'm passionate about my country.
I'll keep doing my training and I'm sure the goals will come.
If you look at my bookings, they've gone down each season. That's something I'm trying to keep improving. On the pitch you don't want any silly bookings.
Wayne Rooney
When you are 16 there is no fear whatsoever. As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose.
Wayne Rooney
If you're not scoring the frustrations build up.
You just want to keep playing consistently now and keep working hard and I'm sure the goals will come.
Wayne Rooney
I am not the first player to have sworn on TV and I won't be the last.
I am mentally strong.
Nice to see your home fans boo you. That's what loyal support is.
I want to score in every game and win things. That's the most important thing.
Wayne Rooney
I am as passionate about the England team as anyone.
Unlike others who have been caught swearing on camera, I apologised immediately. And yet I am the only person banned for swearing. That doesn't seem right.
Wayne Rooney
Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.
Wayne Rooney
Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare.
Wayne Rooney
Everyone who watches me play knows I am an honest player.
When they talk to me, people say, 'I didn't expect you to be how you are.'
Wayne Rooney
Those who said I'm not an out-and-out goal-scorer are probably right. I always feel I could score more.
Wayne Rooney
Football is made up of all kinds of conflict. In a dressing room, between players, between us and the manager, between us and loads of people who don't seem to matter. It's constant and harsh sometimes.
Wayne Rooney
I like musicals and I love music.
As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose.
Wayne Rooney
Part of my preparation is I go and ask the kit man what colour we're wearing – if it's red top, white shorts, white socks or black socks. Then I lie in bed the night before the game and visualise myself scoring goals or doing well.
Wayne Rooney
I play the game as honestly as I can. If the referee gives a penalty there is nothing you can do.
Wayne Rooney
You can learn more from the lows than the highs. The highs are great but the lows make you really look at things in a different way and want to improve. Every player will have both in their careers and I have, but what you get is that experience which is so important to perform at your best.
Wayne Rooney
I play the game as honestly as I can. If the referee gives a penalty there is nothing you can do.
Wayne Rooney
Some players don't like training and I've seen some players who aren't bothered if they play or not. But I want to play every game. Sometimes you have to rest in certain games, but I want to play in every game.
Wayne Rooney
I've matured since joining United, on and off the field.
Sometimes you have to rest in certain games, but I want to play in every game.
Wayne Rooney
I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.
Wayne Rooney
I don't think I look up to any players. Obviously you respect everyone.
Wayne Rooney
I've trained all my life. I've always been one who enjoys training so it's not something that I think I can just stop doing. It might not be as regular but I want to keep training.
Wayne Rooney
If you don't score, and you have chances, you are disappointed.
I train as hard as I can every time I train and I do extra training every day and I've done that since I was a young boy.
Wayne Rooney
The important thing is to be there, score when needed. It's better if the goals are beautiful, better still if they are important.
Wayne Rooney
I don't normally cook, but if I did it probably would be beans, sausage, bacon and eggs. I never really get to eat that to be honest.
Wayne Rooney
You're trying to put yourself in that moment and trying to prepare yourself, to have a 'memory before the game. I don't know if you'd call it visualising or dreaming, but I've always done it, my whole life.
Wayne Rooney
Pulling on your country's shirt is the greatest honour a footballer can have. It's what I always dreamed of as a kid and I get a buzz every time.
Wayne Rooney
I'm just a normal young lad who plays football.
When I was about 16, I got my ball taken off me by the police for playing in the street – which is pathetic really.
Wayne Rooney
It's strange but I suppose I'm one of those senior players now and I'll be helping the young players as much as I can.
Wayne Rooney
The lifestyle I lead as a footballer means I am always in the spotlight.
I love Barbados, it's really relaxing.
I've learnt that it is important not to go over the top with aggression, because then either you are going to miss a lot of games, or you are not going to be concentrating on the game you are playing.
Wayne Rooney
Growing up, watching the Premier League as far back as I can remember, feeling the trophy and having the medal around my neck was an unbelievable feeling.
Wayne Rooney
I love football so when I finish playing I would like to still be involved in it somehow and a manager would be my first choice.
Wayne Rooney
There are many ways to grow football-wise. You go slow or are pushed to go faster, otherwise you get left behind. For me, there would be trouble in stopping learning.
Wayne Rooney
I'm only a human being.
If we're on long-haul flights I've been known to sleep on the floor so I hear the engine.
Wayne Rooney
Diving has been in the game for years. Probably the coverage the game gets now, with all the cameras around, it gets highlighted a bit more. But it hasn't got any worse.
Wayne Rooney
I'm not really that bothered by appearance. I know a few players who go off doing stuff in the mirror ages before they go out to play a game, but I'm not really interested in that.
Wayne Rooney
If I'm staying in a hotel or I'm sleeping on my own I have the hairdryer on.
Wayne Rooney
When famous people come up to you it's a bit weird, but it's an honour, really, when they recognise you and want to chat to you for a bit.
Wayne Rooney
Football's about the young players, bringing youth team players through to the first team and hopefully getting the best out of them so they can go on to play for their country.
Wayne Rooney
I love football, I've never really taken an interest in anything else.
I love football, football is my life.
Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 why not.
Wayne Rooney
I've started doing my coaching badges, I'd like to be a manager one day.
Wayne Rooney
Perfect partners don't exist. Perfect conditions exist for a limited time in which partnerships express themselves best.
Wayne Rooney
I think the fans are going to expect a lot from me, as they should.
There's a lot more pressure on me at United. There are people out there trying to shoot you down.
Wayne Rooney
I might have faults but I'm not a big head.
Early on in my career I had a lot of bad press about my temperament, but I was only a young lad then.
Wayne Rooney
When I was younger, I used to visualise myself scoring wonder goals, stuff like that.
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