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.
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’.