Amazon Prime has revealed the first trailer for its original documentary about England and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.

Footage for the upcoming Amazon Prime Video project, titled Rooney, shows snippets of the former Manchester United star with his family and also features interviews with famous names from the world of football including Gary Neville and Thierry Henry.

Watch the Wayne Rooney documentary trailer here

In the Rooney trailer, the football star who went on to become England’s record goalscorer – and current Derby County manager – says: “People still look at me in a different way. For me, it’s important that people remember me for who I am, rather than what I’ve done”.

Former England star David Beckham is also featured and describes Rooney as “without doubt one of the best players that this country has ever had”.

Rooney tweeted: “Delighted to announce that Rooney the Documentary will be on @primevideosport early in the new year. Hear my story in my words.”

The trailer debuted at the Prime Video Presents Sport 2021 event where Amazon presented updates and announcements across its premium live sports, film and TV series.

Wayne Rooney opens up on mental health battle

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Wayne Rooney stars in a new documentary for Amazon Prime Video (Amazon handout/PA)Wayne Rooney stars in a new documentary for Amazon Prime Video (Amazon handout/PA)

Wayne Rooney will give an insight into his thinking during some of the biggest moments in his career and also open up on his battle with his mental health during the new documentary.

The 35-year-old feels himself and his wife Coleen, who also opens up about some of her husband’s misdemeanours, are unfairly judged and is looking forward to changing the perception.

“I wanted to be honest and touch on everything that has happened in my life, which is important,” Rooney said at the show’s launch in London.

“If I do it and I am not honest or I don’t speak about things it wouldn’t be real, so it was about me coming out and people seeing me and my family for who we are and not what is being portrayed of us as a family.

“I want people to have a better understanding of me as a person really. Throughout a young sportsperson’s life they go through difficult periods and there is a lot of me talking about moments where I was really down, I didn’t want to be around anyone.

“People talk about mental health, at the time I did see someone at times, it is about realising what was going through your head and trying to cope with the pressure of playing for Manchester United and trying to be successful, playing for your country, then captaining your country and taking a lot of that pressure on as well.

“They will get a real insight into what was going on inside my head."

He added: “There has been a lot of stuff over the last 20 years that has been well publicised and I felt it was important people saw me behind the scenes as a family man, and what it was like growing up in a very tough area in Liverpool. This film gives everyone an insight into it.”

Coleen Rooney speaks out on Wayne’s past behaviour

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Coleen Rooney speaks out on Wayne’s past behaviour. (Amazon)Coleen Rooney speaks out on Wayne’s past behaviour. (Amazon)

Coleen Rooney is seen saying: “I forgive him, but it wasn’t acceptable” in relation to her husband Wayne Rooney’s past behaviour in a trailer for a new documentary about the footballer.

Coleen, 35, and the England international, also 35, were childhood sweethearts and got married in a lavish ceremony in June 2008 when they were both 22.

She says in the nearly three-minute trailer: “I knew groups Wayne was hanging around with – together with alcohol – not good.”

Coleen Rooney then later says: “I forgive him, but it wasn’t acceptable.”

The couple have four sons – Kai, Cass, Klay and Kit – and Coleen has enjoyed success as a businesswoman and author.

Rooney will launch worldwide exclusively on Prime Video in early 2022.