Wayne Rooney reveals his dad would give him a slap during blazing rows after growing up fighting on streets as kid

WAYNE ROONEY has incredibly revealed his own dad would ‘give him a slap’ during blazing rows growing up on Merseyside.

The Manchester United icon, 35, will be the subject of a remarkable documentary coming to Amazon Prime in early 2022.

Wayne Rooney admits he 'wasn't the nicest kid' and his dad would 'slap' him during blazing rows growing up on Merseyside


Wayne Rooney admits he ‘wasn’t the nicest kid’ and his dad would ‘slap’ him during blazing rows growing up on MerseysideCredit: Amazon Prime
Wayne Rooney's dad, Thomas, used to 'slap' the ex-United star during his troubled childhood


Wayne Rooney’s dad, Thomas, used to ‘slap’ the ex-United star during his troubled childhoodCredit: Amazon Prime

And in one emotional scene, Rooney looks back at his childhood of fighting in Croxteth, Liverpool – admitting even dad Thomas would hit him as he ‘wasn’t the nicest kid’.

In one clip, Rooney says: “I was brought up to fight… fight for everything. That will never leave me.

“I grew up in Croxteth. If you’re from there, you don’t think it’s a violent place.

“I’ve had full on arguments with my dad and he’d give me a slap.

“I wasn’t the nicest kid. I had a lot of fights when I was younger.”

In one amazing scene, former United and England team-mate Gary Neville opens up on Rooney’s aggressive streak – saying he would ‘throw the odd punch but never when they didn’t deserve it’.

During the documentary, Neville claims: “He played like he’s a street kid.

“Of course, he threw the odd punch… but I never saw him throw a punch when they didn’t deserve it.”

Even former Premier League rival and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry could tell Rooney had a mean streak.

In the Amazon show, the France legend claims: “You looked at him and you knew: He wanted to destroy everything that was in front of him.”

Of course, Most-infamously, Rooney was shown red for lashing out at Cristiano Ronaldo – who would become his team-mate later that summer – at Euro 2004.

In the Amazon doc, Rooney goes on to address his numerous off-field scandals.

But Rooney emotionally admitted he wants to be be remembered for ‘who I am, not what I’ve done’.

In the documentary, he claims: “What people don’t understand is, you’re 17 years of age… there’s going to be mistakes made.

“People still look at me in a different way. But it’s important that people remember me for who I am rather than what I’ve done.  

“Football is, and will be, part of my life until the day I die… whether I like it or not.”

In another scene in the upcoming documentary, Coleen reveals she’s ‘forgiven’ Rooney for his antics, but admits they’re ‘not acceptable’.