Wayne Rooney: The Way It Is [NOOK Book]

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Wayne Rooney, the most talked about footballer in Britain, tells his own remarkable story, from his early years with his family growing up on the streets of Croxteth, about his relationship with Coleen McLoughlin, and about life in Manchester.What is the true story behind the most gifted yet often misunderstood character in the British game? Were there signs of things to come in his upbringing in the backstreets of Liverpool? What were the early influences that shaped his character? And how has the meteoric rise ...
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Wayne Rooney, the most talked about footballer in Britain, tells his own remarkable story, from his early years with his family growing up on the streets of Croxteth, about his relationship with Coleen McLoughlin, and about life in Manchester.What is the true story behind the most gifted yet often misunderstood character in the British game? Were there signs of things to come in his upbringing in the backstreets of Liverpool? What were the early influences that shaped his character? And how has the meteoric rise to fame and fortune affected this seemingly shy yet prodigiously gifted youngster?For the first time, Rooney opens up about the defining years of his life as the son of a working-class family, brought up in a council house with his Everton-mad family. There followed his first tentative steps in football, the triumphs and knockbacks along the way, the accolades that began to follow his every move as a young teenager, and destiny fulfilled on his Premiership debut for Everton at the tender age of 16.He describes how his life changed irrevocably when Alex Ferguson and Manchester United came calling in the summer of 2004, his dazzling efforts for England in the European Championships, a private life never far from the tabloid headlines, and the real story behind his relationship with partner Coleen McLoughlin.He reveals the anguish of the foot injury that threatened his participation in World Cup 2006, and how his determination led to a remarkable recovery in time to play a part in the group stage of the tournament. And he describes how his delight at playing again for his country turned to depair after his controversial sending-off in the quarter-final against Portugal and England’s subsequent elimination in the penalty shoot-out.And in this updated paperback edition, he revisits the drama of United’s Premiership-winning 2006/07 season and their tumultuous battles with Chelsea and giants AC Milan.This is the story in Rooney's own words. From the streets of Croxteth to the stadiums of Germany and beyond – a journey of a lifetime squeezed into a mere twenty-one years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007319930
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/6/2009
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub Text only edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 307,458
  • File size: 124 MB
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Meet the Author

Wayne Rooney was born in Liverpool in October 1985. He was only nine when he was spotted by Everton scout Bob Pendleton playing for boys' club Copplehouse. In his last season with them he scored 99 goals before joining the Everton academy. He was the youngest scorer in Premier League history in 2002, at the age of 16, and the youngest to score for England, age 17. He joined Manchester United in August 2004 for a fee of £20 million.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Amzing

    Simply amzing. Best book i've read. Go Wayne Rooney!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Friends

    Rooney and Ronald sound like good friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    The white pele

    This is the best biography of all time. Thefe are sometimes when you doubt rooney but his bicycle kicks and 30 yard screamers are better than messi and his handballs and poacher goals from two yards out that everyone raves about. If you like messi and read this book you might understand that barcelona has no competition besides real and united can still when 19 with high level teams like chelsea liverfool ARSEanl tottenham and newcastle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Best book ever

    I know a lot more about him after reding this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2011

    oh, my god, this guys amazing!

    Star of manchester united, my favourite football team, 5 star author, and...

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    amazing

    i love wayne rooney, very interesting to learn more about wayne! u

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