"I don't think I look up to any players. Obviously you respect everyone."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Wayne Rooney on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Wayne Rooney on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Wayne Rooney on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Wayne Rooney on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Wayne Rooney on Abraham Lincoln
"Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare."
"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."