Gary Neville insists that Wayne Rooney “never threw a punch where they didn’t deserve it.”
Wayne Rooney, England’s and Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer, is the subject of a new Amazon Original documentary set to premiere in early 2022.
Gary Neville argues in the teaser for a forthcoming Amazon Original documentary that Wayne Rooney “never threw a punch where they didn’t deserve it.”
The documentary, named ‘Rooney,’ will premiere in the new year and will focus on former England and Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney’s life and career.
Rooney had a 19-year career that includes two spells with Everton, as well as brief stints with D.C. United in the MLS and Derby County. He scored 313 club goals in 763 games.
Rooney has been the manager of Championship side Derby since his retirement in January of this year.
Neville says in the first teaser for ‘Rooney’ that his former club and international teammate “played like a street child.”
“Of course he threw the occasional punch,” he added, “but I never saw him throw a punch where no one deserved it.”
Rooney’s aggression was credited with fueling his performances and talent on the field, with the Everton academy product getting six red cards in his career, including two for England.
After former teammate Phil Bardsley knocked him out in his kitchen, he made light of his reputation for fighting by celebrating his next United goal with a flurry of punches before collapsing to the ground.
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Neville was a key figure in Rooney’s career, having played with him for Manchester United and England on 155 times.
They won 12 trophies with the Red Devils between Rooney’s arrival in 2004 and Neville’s retirement in 2011, including four league wins and the Champions League.
“I wasn’t the nicest child,” Rooney acknowledges, hinting to his violent attitude and propensity for fighting. When I was younger, I used to get into a lot of fights.” Regardless of his proclivity for getting involved in on-field brawls and brawls, Rooney’s goalscoring statistics speak for themselves.
With 253 goals in 559 appearances, he left United in 2017 as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with the sixth-highest number of games played for the club.
Rooney won five league titles, one Champions League, one FA Cup, four League Cups, one Club World Cup, one Europa League, and one throughout his 13 years at Old Trafford. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.