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Colleen Rooney responds to Wayne Rooney sex scandals, cheating: Amazon documentary, football news

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Coleen Rooney, the wife of English football icon Wayne Rooney, has revealed she’s “forgiven” her husband for his drinking and sex scandals but admits: “It wasn’t acceptable.”

The couple’s 13-year marriage has been rocked by a string of controversies that have put their relationship in the headlines.

Most recently, the ex-Manchester United legend was pictured in a hotel with Snapchat models after a night out in July.

But a defiant Coleen, 35, says she has forgiven Wayne’s behaviour in a new documentary about the former England captain.

The mum-of-four says in an official trailer for Rooney, which will be released on Amazon Prime: “I knew groups Wayne was hanging around. Together with alcohol … not good.

“I forgive him but it wasn’t acceptable.”

Meanwhile, Wayne also addressed his past indiscretions in the trailer for the documentary.

“What people don’t understand is, you’re 17 years of age … there’s going to be mistakes made,” he says.

“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.”

The couple have gone through plenty of hard times. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
But Colleen has regularly stood by Wayne. (Photo by David Westing/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Wayne, 35, and Coleen met when she was just 12 years old in the Liverpool suburb of Croxteth. They started a relationship when they turned 16 after leaving school as Wayne’s football career started to take off.

But the Derby manager’s list of achievements in the sport has often been eclipsed by his behaviour off the pitch.

In 2004, Rooney reportedly paid for sex with a sex worker and gave her his autograph as a “souvenir”. A month later, he was said to have slept with another woman at brothel.

Despite owning up to his mistakes and saying he regretted it “deeply”, just five years later Wayne cheated on Coleen again while she was pregnant.

A heartbroken Coleen moved out of the family home with newborn son Kai after Wayne’s infidelity came to light but she later took him back.

Coleen forgave her husband once again after another cheating scandal was exposed — and gave birth to sons Klay in 2013 and Kit in 2016.

In 2019, Wayne — then playing for DC United in America — was arrested for being drunk in public when he set off a security door alarm at a US airport after a booze and sleeping pill mix left him “disoriented”.

But Coleen has always stood by Wayne, who she shares sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass with. After his latest scandal in July, she stuck by her husband and believed he was the victim of a “set-up”.

And when Wayne was caught drink-driving, Coleen, who was pregnant at the time, insisted she is a “strong person” as she set the record straight about her marriage.

Rooney is a true great of English football. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

“A few people are probably thinking I am stupid for staying in my marriage. I am not stupid, I know my own mind and it’s something I want to try and work on,” she said at the time.

“Before the headlines start …. No, I’m not taking Wayne back as he’s never left. Yes, it has been a s**t time, and yes, time was spent apart and I thought my marriage might have been at an end.

“I’m not going to list Wayne’s good qualities as a person as I don’t think he deserves it at this time but one thing is that he is a brilliant dad.

“He’s made silly and selfish mistakes, some he’s learnt from, some obviously not. However maybe that will change?

“It’s my decision …. do I love Wayne … yes I do. If I didn’t then I wouldn’t be trying to make it work. I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do.”

The new documentary features interviews with Wayne’s former teammates David Beckham, Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand. It charts his incredible success with testimonies from his family, friends and the footballer himself.

This story first appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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Premier League 2021/22 talking points, results, news, reaction, ladder, Chelsea form, Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United

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Ralf Rangnick won his first match as Manchester United interim manager this weekend after the top three in the Premier League swapped positions, with Manchester City now in the driving seat.

Newcastle at last tasted victory to give new manager Eddie Howe hope they can escape relegation while Steven Gerrard won his third match in four since taking over at Aston Villa.

Here are three talking points from the action in the English top flight.

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Toffees notch sweet win over Gunners | 01:33

RANGNICK RESTORES ‘ORDER’ AT UTD

Ralf Rangnick was given an early sight of the job that lies ahead of him to ensure the Red Devils do not miss out on the top four.

The high-energy style the 63-year-old has built his reputation on in German football was on show early on at Old Trafford, just days after his arrival to replace the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But United struggled to maintain that intensity or break Palace down until Fred’s fine strike from outside the box 13 minutes from time.

A first home clean sheet of the season gives Rangnick a platform on which to build, but that was more due to the visitors’ caution and a glaring miss from Jordan Ayew than great defending.

United are now sixth in the table after a second straight win, just three points behind fourth-placed West Ham.

Rangnick bags first win with United | 01:26

However, Rangnick has an enticing run of fixtures coming up, with Norwich, Brentford, Brighton, Newcastle and Burnley to come before the end of the year.

United great Gary Neville said Rangnick got the “order” he would have wanted in the victory over Crystal Palace.

“I really enjoyed it,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show. “Was it flamboyant football? Were Manchester United at their absolute best in the last hour? It was a struggle at times.

“… 48 hours to be with his team and lets be clear in the last six to seven weeks Manchester United have been a mess defensively. They hadn’t had a clean sheet at home in 16 matches.

“They were conceding goals like you wouldn’t believe, getting battered at home against Liverpool and City. All the over teams have cut through them. What Ralf Rangnick would’ve wanted yesterday was order. Order in the performance and I think we got that.”

LIVERPOOL’S FORGOTTEN ‘LEGEND’ DELIVERS WHEN IT MATTERS

Divock Origi marked his 100th substitute appearance for Liverpool on Saturday with the latest in his collection of crucial late goals.

Jurgen Klopp’s men had dominated Wolves at Molineux but could not find a way through until the Belgium forward struck in the 94th minute, sparking scenes of delirium from the Liverpool bench.

Other memorable moments for Origi have included an 87th-minute strike in the 2019 Champions League final win against Tottenham and a last-gasp winner in a 2018 derby against Everton.

“He is a top striker, a top boy,” said Klopp, who described the 26-year-old as a “legend”.

“He is already here at Liverpool for a long time — he came here very young and has scored some of the most important goals in the history of this club.”

Origi saves Liverpool | 01:29

PROBLEMS FOR CHELSEA AS DESPERATE MOVE BACKFIRES

It is too soon to talk of serious problems at Chelsea after they suffered just their second Premier League defeat of the season against high-flying West Ham.

But they have now dropped points in three of their past five league games at a time when Manchester City and Liverpool have hit the accelerator.

The Stamford Bridge side are built of tough stuff under Thomas Tuchel and the game at the London Stadium was just the third time in 53 matches under the German that they had conceded more than once.

Tuchel acknowledged West Ham’s winner from Arthur Masuaku was a freak goal but bemoaned earlier mistakes.

He will be concerned at the lack of goals from his main forwards, particularly the out-of-sorts Romelu Lukaku, who was used as a substitute at the London Stadium.

Masuaku cross downs Chelsea | 01:31

Defender Reece James and attacking midfielder Mason Mount are the club’s top scorers this season, with five goals each in all competitions.

Big summer signing Lukaku has struggled with form and fitness this season and has not scored since mid-September after a bright start at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel conceded that he made a mistake in playing Lukaku at all against West Ham United after admitting the striker was not at the level of fitness required to play an influential role.

“It’s my fault,” the German boss said of Lukuka, who came on after half-time.

“I don’t think he is ready for 45 minutes physically but still we decided to bring him on for his height because we lost Kai (Havertz).

“Kai had a crucial role in defending set-pieces, which is a huge threat from West Ham, so this is on me. I took the decision so it’s my responsibility.”

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta furious with players for failing to 'execute' plans vs Everton

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