101 Facts About Wayne Rooney

1. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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2. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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3. Wayne Rooney told ESPN FC that United should go "all out" for Tottenham boss Pochettino because of his ability to bring the best out of his players and for his record at promoting young talent.

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4. Wayne Rooney has told CNN Mauricio Pochettino is the right person for Manchester United to target as their next permanent manager if they decide not to give the job to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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5. Wayne Rooney joins the ESPN FC set to discuss who should manage Man United and does not hesitate with his choice of Mauricio Pochettino.

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6. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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7. Wayne Rooney made a famous move from Everton to Manchester United in the summer of 2004 for £25.6 million, a huge sum for a player who was just 18 years old.

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8. Wayne Rooney was too young to sign a professional contract at the time.

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9. Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his seal of approval to be the next permanent manager at Old Trafford.

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10. Wayne Rooney played with the Norwegian at Old Trafford between 2004 and 2007, when Solskjaer was forced to retire due to injury.

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11. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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12. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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13. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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14. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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15. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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16. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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17. Wayne Rooney was substituted after suffering an ankle injury in DC United's first preseason friendly this weekend but is optimistic that he can make a swift return to action.

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18. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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19. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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20. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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21. Wayne Rooney told a reporter he was hurt in the lower right shin.

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22. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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23. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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24. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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25. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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26. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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27. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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28. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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29. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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30. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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31. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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32. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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33. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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34. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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35. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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36. Wayne Rooney was returning to the US after a long flight to Saudi Arabia on a business trip.

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37. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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38. Wayne Rooney is one of the most celebrated professional footballers to have played for England and Manchester United.

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39. Wayne Rooney gained national prominence on the 19th of October 2002 when he became the youngest goal scorer in the history of the Premier League at 16 years and 360 days while playing for Everton.

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40. Wayne Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he made his professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16.

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41. Wayne Rooney was revealed his passion for constantly writing love poetry to his wife Coleen.

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42. Wayne Rooney scored his first World Cup goal at the 2014 tournament, but England was surprisingly eliminated from that event after playing just two games, which was the earliest the country had ever been knocked out of the World Cup.

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43. Wayne Rooney was named a member of the English national team in 2003 and that year became—for a time—both the youngest player and the youngest goal scorer in England's history.

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44. Wayne Rooney was named England's Young Player of the Year in each of his first two seasons in Manchester.

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45. Wayne Rooney made his professional debut with his local club Everton at age 16, becoming the youngest goal scorer in Premier League history in his first season.

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46. In 2008 Wayne Rooney married his longtime girlfriend, Coleen McLoughlin, at a villa in the Italian resort town of Santa Margherita Ligure.

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47. Wayne Rooney has since written two more books as part of his contract with HarperCollins.

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48. In 2006, Wayne Rooney landed an approximately $7 million book deal from HarperCollins to write his autobiography, Wayne Rooney: My Story So Far.

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49. In 2008, Wayne Rooney became the youngest player ever to play in 200 Premier League games.

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50. Wayne Rooney made his professional debut with Everton in August 2002.

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51. Wayne Rooney was born on October 24, 1985, in Croxteth, Liverpool, England.

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52. Wayne Rooney is enjoying living in relative anonymity in the Washington DC area, where he can take one of his sons to an NBA game without being mobbed.

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53. On 16 December 2018, Wayne Rooney was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport in Loudoun County, Virginia, charged with public intoxication and use of profanity in public.

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54. On 1 September 2017, Wayne Rooney was arrested in Wilmslow by Cheshire police after being caught driving over the prescribed alcohol limit.

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55. In July 2002, while Wayne Rooney was with Everton, agent Paul Stretford encouraged Rooney and his parents to enter the player into an eight-year contract with Proactive Sports Management.

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56. In July 2006, Wayne Rooney's lawyers went to the United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization to gain ownership of the Internet domain names waynerooney.

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57. Wayne Rooney has previously played with Guiseley, Macclesfield Town, Barnsley and Bury, and in January 2011 signed a contract to play in Major League Soccer in the United States.

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58. Wayne Rooney met his wife, Coleen Wayne Rooney, while both were at secondary school.

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59. Wayne Rooney is a supporter of the Leeds Rhinos rugby league club.

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60. Wayne Rooney was warned about his fitness on numerous occasions by his manager Ferguson, who said of Rooney, "Wayne Rooney is very stocky, he is going to have to train well all the time.

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61. Wayne Rooney captained England for the first time in a competitive match in the same game.

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62. Wayne Rooney was given the England number 10 shirt by manager Fabio Capello ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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63. Wayne Rooney was eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland, through an Irish grandmother.

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64. Wayne Rooney was handed the captain's armband after his first three matches, with the consent of the former captain, Steve Birnbaum.

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65. Wayne Rooney appeared on Sky Sport's Monday Night Football as a pundit in February 2018, garnering praise from The Guardian writer Sachin Nakrani for being "articulate, intelligent, insightful and honest".

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66. Wayne Rooney provided one assist to Robin van Persie as Manchester United defeated Olympiacos in the second leg of Champions League round of 16 tie.

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67. Wayne Rooney won man of the match, scoring two free kicks, a penalty, and contributing an assist for Nani.

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68. Wayne Rooney scored in the second game of the season, at home to Tottenham Hotspur, when he headed in a Ryan Giggs cross.

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69. Wayne Rooney became the third Manchester United player to score 100 Premier League goals, joining Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

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70. In June 2007, Wayne Rooney was given squad number 10, last worn by Ruud van Nistelrooy.

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71. Wayne Rooney threatened to withdraw the FA's permission to use his image if they did not revoke the ban, although the FA had no power to make such a decision.

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72. Wayne Rooney sustained a broken metatarsal in that game after a tackle from Paulo Ferreira.

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73. Wayne Rooney was United's top league scorer that season with 11 goals, and was credited with the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

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74. Wayne Rooney submitted a transfer request in August 2004, despite Everton having made a new contract offer valued at £50,000 per week.

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75. In January 2003, Wayne Rooney signed his first professional contract, which made him one of world football's highest-paid teenagers.

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76. Wayne Rooney became the second youngest first-team player in Everton history behind Joe Royle.

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77. Wayne Rooney won the Premier League Player of the Month award five times, a record only bettered by Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane.

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78. Wayne Rooney has won the England Player of the Year award four times, in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015.

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79. Wayne Rooney played at UEFA Euro 2004 and scored four goals, briefly becoming the youngest goalscorer in the history of the European Championship.

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80. Wayne Rooney made his senior international debut for England in February 2003 aged 17, becoming the youngest player to represent England and he is England's youngest ever goalscorer.

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81. Wayne Rooney won 16 trophies with the club, including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League in 2008.

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82. Wayne Rooney is the record goalscorer for the England national team and for Manchester United.

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83. Wayne Rooney gave a press conference on Tuesday afternoon ahead of his farewell appearance in an England shirt in a friendly against the USA at Wembley on Thursday evening.

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84. Wayne Rooney reveals conversation with Jose Mourinho that ended his Manchester United career.

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85. Wayne Rooney will wear the captain's armband and England number 10 shirt for the last time on a celebratory night that Gareth Southgate believes befits one of the country's best ever players.

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86. Wayne Rooney is delighted to be given the chance to wear an England shirt once more, and hopes his Three Lions farewell could be repeated in the future for the likes of Harry Kane.

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87. Wayne Rooney spent 13 years at Old Trafford between 2004 and 2017, becoming the club's record goalscorer in the.

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88. Wayne Rooney has explained how he felt "embarrassed" in his final years at Manchester United and was left with little choice but to leave the club.

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89. Wayne Rooney became 'embarrassed' at end of Manchester United career.

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90. Wayne Rooney has revealed how retired England players from his generation have expressed bitterness over the recent success of Gareth Southgate's side.

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91. Wayne Rooney tells ESPN's Sebastian Salazar why neither returning to the English national team nor a loan move away from DC United will happen.

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92. Wayne Rooney lifts lid on Manchester United departure ahead of final England appearance.

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93. Wayne Rooney will not be included in England's starting line-up against the United States next week, Gareth Southgate has confirmed.

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94. Wayne Rooney will wear the No 10 shirt and captain's armband when he comes on for his final England appearance in Thursday's friendly with the.

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95. Wayne Rooney discusses his emotions ahead of his farewell match with England as they take on the United States.

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96. Wayne Rooney will wear the number 10 shirt on his England swansong—with manager Gareth Southgate certain the country's record goalscorer will receive the respect he deserves.

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97. Wayne Rooney admits he left Manchester United at the 'right time'.

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98. Wayne Rooney has insisted he has made no demands ahead of his controversial recall for England in their friendly against the USA on Thursday night.

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99. Wayne Rooney responds to criticism around his farewell match and Joe Cole retires.

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100. Wayne Rooney has his say and Joe Cole calls it a day.

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101. Wayne Rooney finally feels free to enjoy pulling on an England shirt.

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