My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Rooney willing to ask for compassionate leave from Man Utd

Wayne Rooney may seek compassionate leave from Manchester United to rescue his marriage.

The 24-year-old England striker pledged to put his football career on hold in a desperate bid to save his fragile marriage.

The Mirror says emotional Rooney told a friend: "I'm desperate to get her back. I will do anything to get her back. I realise what a fool I've been and how much hurt I've caused her.

"I will do anything, anything, to convince her that I am truly sorry."

He told Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson he may need compassionate leave to try to salvage his two-year marriage.

He is prepared to miss vital domestic and European games, starting with this weekend's Premiership clash with old club Everton.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?