Rooney grew up playing for Everton but was bought by Manchester United and the young boxer's career took off after that.
Rooney has the title of a Stereophonics album on his arm: Just Enough Education To Perform. Rooney, who used to be somewhat of a tempermental future star, has turned into a pure professional who plays with an aggressive energy that his team builds off of. He’s gone away from stupid red and yellow cards but hasn’t sacrificed all that for his determined drive to win games.
Rooney has two other tattoos, his wife's name, Coleen and then a ornate cross.