Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has revealed the ex Manchester United teammate that never hesitated to throw a punch.
Neville has revealed how former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney would throw a punch with ease.
Neville and Rooney were Manchester United teammates from 2004-11 and played together for England from 2003-07.
Rooney, who’s currently the manager of Derby County is the subject of an upcoming Amazon Prime documentary about his life in and out of football from his childhood in the 1980s and early ’90s.
Appearing on the programme, Neville didn’t hesitate to reveal how Rooney would take to violence at times, and said that it was those who were deserving of it that got a punch from the former United striker.
“He played like he’s a street kid,” Neville told the upcoming documentary, set for a 2022 release.
“Of course, he threw the odd punch… but I never saw him throw a punch when they didn’t deserve it.”
Rooney himself admitted that he grew up fighting as a young kid.
“I was brought up to fight… fight for everything. That will never leave me,” Rooney said on the documentary.
“I grew up in Croxteth. If you’re from there, you don’t think it’s a violent place. But I’ve had full on arguments with my dad and he’d give me a slap.
“I wasn’t the nicest kid. I had a lot of fights when I was younger.”