Yet, perhaps Rooney’s most proud moment came earlier this month when he became the Three Lions’ all time top scorer, eclipsing both Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker in the space of the a week. “They have died down a bit of late”. The couple later married in 2008. “For him to be interested in me and want me to come and play under him, there was nowhere else I was going to go”.
“When he played with Cristiano Ronaldo all the work was done by Wayne Rooney but he didn’t get the credit because Ronaldo was scoring all of the goals”. “It was unbelievable to play with him. Maybe we will play one day together again”.
And despite writing less poems these days, Wayne woos Coleen on Thursday nights, their date night where they leave the kids at home to dine out or go to the cinema.
However, Rooney admitted that he should never have gone to the finals.
That meant that Rooney was a guaranteed starter two years later when England were preparing to travel to Germany for the 2006 World Cup. And then Sven (Goran Eriksson, then England manager) put me in the squad.
In the film, to be aired on BBC One next Tuesday, Rooney pays tribute to Ferguson who signed him from Everton in 2004. “That was stupid of me to do that”.
“Weeks later I will look in the boot of his vehicle and there’s still the present in the back of the auto”.
“I didn’t do nothing bad”.
“Times in between that I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I should’ve”.
Asked if that period was a disappointment, he added: “It was”. “It was, yeah”, Rooney says.
Rooney had already previously asked to leave Manchester United – in October 2010 before agreeing a new deal – when Ferguson claimed the striker had made it clear he wanted a transfer a second time.
“It’s not just me who he had a falling out with”, the England worldwide told theBBC.
“It was simple. We just agreed that no player should be paid more than me. A few have left, a few have stayed”.
According to reports, the pair fell out when Rooney was prompted to release a statement questioning the club’ s ambition.
“But I never put in a transfer request”.