"Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Wayne Rooney on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Wayne Rooney on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Wayne Rooney on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Wayne Rooney on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Wayne Rooney on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to."
"You can learn more from the lows than the highs. The highs are great but the lows make you really look at things in a different way and want to improve. Every player will have both in their careers and I have, but what you get is that experience which is so important to perform at your best."
"When famous people come up to you it's a bit weird, but it's an honour, really, when they recognise you and want to chat to you for a bit."
"When you are 16 there is no fear whatsoever. As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose."
"Nice to see your home fans boo you. That's what loyal support is."