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Wayne Rooney reveals he ‘frequently misacted’ while playing for Man United and England

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Wayne Rooney has revealed how he “struggled to cover up difficult periods in his life” and would “act the wrong way” while playing for Manchester United and England in a new documentary.

In the documentary Rooney, which will air on Amazon Prime early next year, the 35-year-old Derby manager said he wanted to give viewers “a real insight into what was going on in my head” throughout a colorful career.

The father of four admitted he found difficult periods in his life lonely and ‘tough’, often leading to ‘reactions’ on the pitch.

Confess that you “often see reactions from me that don’t make sense,” he said, “When you’re going through a rough patch behind the scenes, not many people knew.”

Wayne Rooney, 35, has revealed that he ‘struggled to cover up tough times’ in his life while playing for Manchester United and England in a new documentary (pictured in 2013 playing for Manchester United)

According to The Sun, he continued: “My wife, my parents, Coleen’s parents… who knows what you’re going through at that moment.

“But it’s hard to hide that when you go to work – you’re around your teammates, you’re around your manager. So it was tough at times.’

Wayne has claimed that no topics were off limits for the TV series, which took 15 months to make.

Elsewhere in the documentary, Wayne revealed that he sought mental health help to deal with the pressures of playing.

The father of four said he felt he had frequently misacted on the pitch in the past, but said it was lonely and

The father of four said he felt he had frequently misacted on the pitch in the past, but said it was lonely and “difficult” going through difficult periods in his life.

“People talk about mental health, I’ve seen someone,” said Rooney, who remains United and England’s all-time top goalscorer.

“It’s about realizing what was going through your mind and trying to deal with the pressure to play for Manchester United and try to be successful – play for your country, then captain your country and a lot of that pressure on too.” you take.

“Being in the spotlight as a 16-year-old and having to deal with everything that comes with playing for your country at 17 was all new to me. I learned walking and of course there were some mistakes along the way.

“Throughout the life of a young athlete they go through difficult periods and I often talk about moments when I was really down, I didn’t want to be around anyone.”

Wayne confessed that there were periods in his life when very few people knew the reality of what was happening, suggesting that it was only his closet family who knew what he was going through (pictured with his wife Coleen)

Wayne confessed that there were periods in his life when very few people knew the reality of what was happening, suggesting that it was only his closet family who knew what he was going through (pictured with his wife Coleen)

One of Rooney’s lowest points was his red card at the 2006 World Cup, when United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of sending him off the field for attacking Portuguese Ricardo Carvalho.

“What’s interesting to know is what went on in my head after the red card,” added Rooney.

“I was alone in the dressing room, knowing you might drop out of the World Cup, but on the other hand also knowing that if you qualify you will get out of the semi-finals and possibly the final if you go. by means of.

“It’s that thought process of what goes through your mind at such a young age, knowing that you’ve let your country down anyway, you’re letting yourself down. It will be interesting to watch.’

One of Rooney's lowest points was his infamous red card at the 2006 World Cup

One of Rooney’s lowest points was his infamous red card at the 2006 World Cup

In clips from the documentary, Rooney’s wife Coleen addresses allegations about his private life, saying, “I forgive him, but it wasn’t acceptable.”

Rooney adds: ‘People still look at me differently. It’s important to me that people remember me for who I am instead of what I’ve done.’

The documentary charts Rooney’s harsh upbringing on a Croxteth municipal estate that helped forge his combative style on the pitch. He admits that he got into a fight with his father Thomas.

“I was raised to fight for my place to play, to fight for everything. That will never let me go,” Rooney said.

Wayne Rooney talks about his difficult childhood in a new documentary about his life

Wayne Rooney talks about his difficult childhood in a new documentary about his life

‘I wasn’t the nicest boy. I used to argue a lot when I was younger. I’ve had big fights with my father and he would slap me.’

Meanwhile, United confirmed yesterday that Raphael Varane will be out of action for ‘a few weeks’ after suffering a groin muscle injury during France’s victory over Spain in the Nations League final on Sunday.

Varane will miss a crucial series of Premier League and Champions League games for United, who will also likely be without central defensive partner Harry Maguire for Saturday’s trip to Leicester.

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