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The time Wayne Rooney went looking to hurt John Terry back in 2006

The time Wayne Rooney went looking to hurt John Terry back in 2006

Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is all set to have a documentary based on him. 

Produced by streaming platform Amazon Prime, the documentary is named ‘Rooney’ and will feature an in-depth look into the former English international’s career. 

A section of the documentary will also shine a light on Rooney’s anger issues and off-field challenges, a glimpse of which recently emerged. 

Giving an example of his hot-headed demeanour back in the day, the PL legend shared a story involving former Three Lions teammate John Terry. 

The story dates back all the way to 2006, to a pivotal clash between Manchester United and Chelsea. 

The Blues were right on the cusp of winning their second successive title under Jose Mourinho, and their closest opposition was Manchester United. 

Any hopes of United mounting a shift to the top of the table rested on this game, due to which Rooney was spirited, to say the least. 

He admittedly was ticked off by how superior Chelsea were during that season, “I was so upset that Chelsea were better than us and going to win the league that I went looking for John Terry in a game”. 

He even brought along special tools for the occasion, “Until my last game for Derby, I always wore the old plastic studs with the metal tip. For that game, I changed them to big, long metal ones, the maximum length you could have because I wanted to try and hurt someone”.  

And hurt he did, Rooney went sliding into Terry in just the 7th minute of the game, causing the Blues legend a considerable amount of pain. 

Fortunately, there were no hard feelings on either side and Rooney even joked about it with a neat gesture, “I left a hole in his foot and then I signed my shirt to him after the game… and a few weeks later I sent it to him and asked for my stud back”.

Terry took note of the trending story himself and cheekily brushed it off, letting bygones be bygones.