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Wayne Rooney's wife reveals why he's banned from watching his son Kai's football matches

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Wayne Rooney got his second spell in the Premier League with Everton off to the perfect start with the decisive and only goal in the Toffee's 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday.

It's been 13 years since England's all-time top goalscorer last pulled on the club's blue shirt, but he began his second spell at Goodison Park much like the way he did in his teenage years.


He may have swapped his boyhood club for Manchester United back in 2004, but the love for Rooney on the blue part of Merseyside is in no short supply.

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No doubt Rooney shirts will top the Everton shirt sales, given the fact he is by far the club's most prestigious player.

The 31-year-old does not live the lifestyle of a man with his status, instead, trying to keep himself out of the spotlight away from the pitch as much as possible.

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But for a man who has achieved so much for both club and country, it's inevitable that he gets plenty of attention in public.

Coleen reveals reason for Rooney ban

However, his wife, Coleen, has revealed how she banned her husband from attending their son's football matches after he was gaining too much attention on the sidelines.

“Tournaments can be a bit of a headache,” Coleen admitted to the Daily Mail, per the Liverpool Echo.

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“One day, Wayne came to a match and he spent the whole time taking photos with kids and, at the end, Kai said: ‘You never even saw me play!’"

It's one of the inevitable struggles of being such a high-profile public figure and no doubt upsets Rooney that he can't simply watch his son play football like the rest of the parents.

Everton striker looking to re-find form

But for now, the former United striker will be focused on re-finding the prolific goalscoring record he showcased during the best part of his time at Old Trafford, this time at Goodison Park.

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Rooney's goals could help Everton push for a place in Europe next campaign, with the Toffees having spent around £90 million in the summer transfer window on strengthing their squad.

The striker's son, Kai, may not have his father on the sidelines while he enjoys the twilight years of his career at his boyhood club. But, in time, that may well change.

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