Wayne Rooney documentary: premiere, release date, trailer and cameos in ‘Rooney’
‘Rooney’ is an honest and gritty account of the former Everton star’s career, on and off-field.
The film - premiered in Manchester on Wednesday - follows the life and career of the controversial striker in the most raw and uncompromising fashion, including conversations with the player, his wife Coleen and Rooney’s parents.
There are also appearances for the likes of Thierry Henry, David Beckham, Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand.
Appropriately titled ‘Rooney’, the film will give an insight like no other into the the Derby manager’s up-bringing in Toxteth, his breakthrough season at Goodison Park - including that goal at home to Arsenal - his move to Manchester United and his career at both Old Trafford and for England.
There will be key stop-offs at pivotal moments in his long and successful career, including his red card during the Euro 2006 quarter-final with Portugal and the time he put in extra-long studs to try and injure Chelsea players.
And in true Rooney fashion, the documentary offers insight into the gritty off-field problems, from drinking binges to the difficult moments with wife Coleen and his association with anger.
Expect a brutally honest, sometimes uncomfortable to watch, account of one of Merseyside’s greatest ever footballers.
Rooney at Everton
Rooney joined his boyhood club at the age of nine, rising rapidly through the youth ranks before his debut at home to Tottenham Hotspur in 2002.
He scored his first senior goals in a League Cup win over Wrexham before a winner against Arsenal in the Premier League - five days before his 17th birthday - rocketed Rooney into the spotlight.
The Toxteth-born teen grew in quality and in stature as he netted 15 times in 67 Premier League games, earning him a multi-million pound move to Manchester United.
He spent 13 years at Old Trafford, making 559 appearances in all competitions on his way to becoming the club’s all-time record goalscorer with 253, winning five Premier League titles, a Champions League, a Europa League and an FA Cup as well.
During those same 13 years Rooney made history with England, scoring a record 53 times in 120 games.
In July 2017, a 31-year-old Rooney returned to Goodison Park on a free transfer, scoring 11 goals in 38 matches in all competitions.
The striker had a brief spell with DC United in the MLS before moving t Derby County, firstly as player-coach before taking the managers role where he remains.
He was linked with the vacant Everton role following the sacking of Rafa Benitez, but remains committed to Derby in their fight to survive, both in the Championship and as a club.
How to watch ‘Rooney’
Rooney will be available on Amazon Prime Video from Friday February 11.