Wayne Rooney has emotionally revealed that he hopes to be remembered for ‘who I am, not what I’ve done’ during his long career following an alcohol-ridden sex scandal.
The 35-year-old Manchester United and England legend, will be the subject of an explosive documentary coming to Amazon Prime in early 2022.
And in one clip, Rooney claims he hopes to be remembered for ‘who I am, not what I’ve done’.
Rooney says: “What people don’t understand is that you’re 17 years old … there are going to be mistakes.
“People still see me differently. But it’s important that people remember me for who I am, not what I’ve done.
“Football is, and will be, a part of my life until the day I die… I like it or not.”
Rooney is England’s all-time leading goalscorer with 53 strikes, having eclipsed legends such as Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker.
He won five Premier League titles and a Champions League, among other incredible career honours.
But despite his prolific football skills, Rooney’s career has been constantly flooded with sex scandals.
Despite meeting the now wife and mother of their four children, Colleen, at the age of 12, Rooney began visiting prostitutes at the age of 16.
In 2004, it was revealed that Roe slept with 21-year-old Charlotte Glover in a £140 romp – before leaving her a signed autograph as a souvenir.
He later paid £45 to sleep with Gina McGarrick, then 37, at a brothel in Liverpool, which he claims to have visited ten times.
In 2010, Rooney cheated on Colleen with £1,000 a night prostitute Jennifer Thompson, before it was claimed he had a threesome with Helen Wood.
In September 2017, the former Everton ace was caught drink-driving another woman’s Volkswagen Beetle, prompting then-pregnant Colleen to call her to demand answers.
In February 2019, over the Super Bowl weekend, Rooney was seen drinking with barmaid Vicki Rosick in Florida, USA during a ten-hour boozing session.
Later that year, the ex-United star was seen chasing a mysterious brunette into a hotel elevator in Vancouver, Canada.
As recently as July this year, Rooney was seen sleeping in a hotel room as half-naked party girls danced around him.
Rooney had previously claimed he was the victim of a ‘set up’ and gave an official report to the police after insisting he had done nothing wrong.
Cheshire Police previously confirmed they were reviewing a blackmail complaint.
In the documentary, Colleen admits she has ‘forgiven’ Rooney for her actions, but admits they are ‘not acceptable’.
Rooney has also been known to get some temper tantrums on the pitch – most famously his outing on Cristiano Ronaldo at Euro 2004.
But the ex-striker revealed in an Amazon documentary that his troubled childhood in Croxteth, Liverpool, made him so.
Rooney said: “I was brought up to fight … Fight for everything. He will never leave me.
“I grew up in Croxteeth. If you’re from there, you don’t think it’s a violent place.
“I have an argument with my father and he will give me a slap.
“I wasn’t the coolest kid. I used to have a lot of fights when I was little.