Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admits he doesn't like the media spotlight.

Although Rooney is one of the most gifted, instantly recognisable and, it has to be said, wealthy Premier League stars, he remains a fairly level-headed individual.

Life may appear to be a series of glossy photo-shoots but he regards himself as normal; boring even.

"I am used to the spotlight but I hate it really," he reflected.

"I am a private person and when I finish training I either go over to my aunt and uncle's or just sit in and watch TV all day.

"It's quite boring really. I have just started playing golf, although I am not the best, and I play a bit of pool and also on the computer, but that's about it. People who write different things don't know me."