Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney reveals he likes to write poetry and short stories

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Wayne Rooney is known for his all action, physical style of play at Manchester United that has been vital to the Old Trafford club's success over the past 11 years.

However, it appears the England and Red Devils skipper has a softer side off the field. 

The 29-year-old has revealed he likes to write poetry and stories - and he used to write poems for his wife, Coleen.


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A BBC documentary will hit the screens soon showing Rooney the family man and as per the Mirror, he revealed his artistic side.

He said: “I used to love writing poems, even before I was with Coleen.

“I don’t know why, I used to like write little stories, too. So when I first got with Coleen, I used to write her lots of poems. They have died down a bit of late.”


Rooney has enjoyed an upturn of form at Manchester United since returning from injury. 

His first Premier League goal of the season against Sunderland added to his well-taken goal in the Capital One Cup victory over Ipswich Town in midweek.

The introduction of Anthony Martial appears to have invigorated United's attack and removed some of the pressure of Rooney to find the net.

There is no doubting his ability to score goals - his 235 for United showcase that. 

However, the pressure of leading the line appeared to be weighing down heavily on his shoulders. 

With vital games against Wolfsburg and Arsenal to come this week, Rooney will be hoping he has found his shooting and can help continue United's strong start to the season.

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