Wayne Rooney is certainly one of the best strikers to have worn the shirt of Manchester United, but not everything has been easy in his life, as he had a serious problem with alcoholism for a long time.
The English striker was hosted on a podcast and referred to the chronic problem he had and his battle with alcohol, but also how he managed to overcome it, with his words moving.
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“I had a lot of different challenges, both on and off the pitch, and my release from the problems was alcohol,” said the former England and Manchester United captain when asked how he has dealt with difficult times in his life.
When I was in my early 20s, I would spend some days at home and not go out. I almost passed out. I didn’t want to be around people because sometimes you feel awkward and sometimes like you’ve let people down.
Ultimately, I didn’t know how else to deal with it, so I turned to alcohol to try and help me through it. There were people there for me to talk to, but I chose not to and tried to deal with it myself. When you do that and you don’t get the help and guidance of others, you can be really low and I’ve been there. Luckily now I’m not afraid to go and talk to people about any issues I may have.”
Wayne Rooney has appeared on Rob Burrow’s new podcast, detailing his struggles with both alcohol and fame after he joined Man Utd-