/ Key title At just 20 years of age, Wayne Rooney is already one of the best footballers in the world. From his early years in Croxteth, his Premiership debut as a 16-year-old, his ebullient entrance on the international scene in Euro 2004, to the drama of the 2006 World Cup, this is his amazing story so far. / This is Rooney's first detailed account in print of his life beyond football. / The full undisclosed story of how he overcame his foot injury in time to play in World Cup 2006. / The inside story of England's World Cup: his views on Eriksson, Beckham and other players, and on his own explosive sending-off and the team's premature exit. / Co-written with Hunter Davies, celebrated author of The Glory Game and Gazza's ghostwriter. / Major national newspaper serialisation, book launch and author signings.
Wayne Rooney was born in Liverpool in October 1985. He was only nine when he was spotted by Everton scout Bob Pendleton playing for boys' club Copplehouse in the local Walton and Kirkdale Junior League. In his last season with them he scored 99 goals before joining the Everton academy. He was the youngest scorer in Premier League history in 2002, at the age of 16, and the youngest to score for England, age 17. He joined Manchester United in August 2004 for a fee of GBP20 million. He has 33 international caps and 11 goals to date.
Hunter Davies has written over 40 biographies, including the authorized book on The Beatles and the 2004 hardback bestseller Gazza: My Story.
`He stands head and shoulders above the rest' Daily Telegraph