United star considered giving up on the game.
On the eve of his 100th cap for England, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has revealed to the Daily Mirror how he nearly gave up on football during his days as a youngster.
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Rooney has enjoyed a great career for club and country, establishing himself as one of England’s all-time finest as he reaches a century of appearances for the Three Lions.
Still, the 29-year-old might’ve packed it all in aged just 14, when he strongly considered quitting football after falling out of love with the game.
“I think for me, Colin Harvey was a massive help because when I was about 14 I really stopped enjoying playing football,” he said.
“Around about that age, you start getting told what different things to do on the pitch, you’re learning the tactics of the game. I felt at that moment that I just wanted to go and enjoy it.
“I remember going home and telling my dad that I didn’t want to go anymore. My dad was upset with me over it. And then I went in to see Colin Harvey and he was great for me.
“It was really down to Colin Harvey that I carried on. He sat me down and made me fall back in love with it.”