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Wayne Rooney to open on mental health struggle in new documentary



Wayne Rooney’s documentary will air in early 2022.© Instagram

Former England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will open up on his mental health battle during a new documentary. England’s all-time record goalscorer star takes a behind the scenes look at his family life which will air in early 2022. Rooney, who is now the manager of Championship side Derby, addresses some of the toughest topics in a one-off film, talking about the moments that led to media reports on and off the field. “I want people to really understand me better as a person. They go through tough times during the life of a young player and I am talking about a lot of moments where I was really down, I didn’t want to be around anyone,” Rooney said of the show’s launch.

“People talk about mental health, that’s when I saw someone sometimes. It’s about realizing what was going through your mind and trying to cope with the pressure of playing for Manchester United.” was doing and trying to be successful, playing for his country, then captaining his country and putting a lot of pressure on him.

“They would get a real idea of ​​what was going on inside my mind.”

Rooney burst onto the scene in 2002 as a 16-year-old for Everton before starring at Euro 2004 for the Three Lions, leading to a world record move for Manchester United for a teenager.

“It was completely new to me to come into the limelight at the age of 16 and deal with everything that comes with playing for my country at the age of 17,” Rooney said.


“I was learning on my feet. I had to learn quickly. Of course there were some mistakes along the way.

“It’s exciting for me to do it and it will be interesting for people to see it.”

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