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Wayne Rooney ‘is going teetotal in a bid to save his marriage with Coleen’

Wayne Rooney ‘is going teetotal and will receive alcohol counselling in a bid to save his marriage with Coleen’

  • Former England star, 33, is said to want a ‘fresh start’ to mend his relationship  
  • Will have counselling after string of alcohol-related controversies, it’s claimed 
  • Rooney signed for DC United last year but signed for Derby County last week 

Wayne Rooney has gone teetotal and will have counselling to help him stay dry in a bid to save his marriage, it has been reported. 

The former England star, who is coming back to England from the US to play for Derby County, is said to want a ‘fresh start’ to mend his relationship with his wife Coleen.

The 33-year-old has been involved in a string of controversies involving alcohol, including an arrest for public intoxication at an airport in Washington DC last year.  

The former England star, who is coming back to England from the US to play for Derby County, is said to want a ‘fresh start’ to mend his relationship with his wife Coleen (who he’s seen with)

A source told The Sun: ‘Wayne was drinking a fair amount in the States and it was causing huge problems with Coleen.

‘It was like he was on self-destruct — he was boozing at home late into the night.

‘Now he’s moving back in October, he wants to sort it out for good. He wants a completely fresh start and knows losing his unhealthy relationship with the bottle would be the best thing for them all.’

Rooney signed for DC United last year, and has gone on to become the side’s top scorer. 

However, his success on the pitch has often been shadowed by other controversies, including his arrest back in December.  

It was the latest in a long list of drinking incidents for the former Manchester United and Everton striker. 

Rooney has been involved in a string of controversies involving alcohol, including an arrest for public intoxication at a US airport last year. Pictured: His mug shot

Rooney has been involved in a string of controversies involving alcohol, including an arrest for public intoxication at a US airport last year. Pictured: His mug shot 

These included a court appearance for drink driving in 2017, when he drove party girl Laura Simpson, 30, in her VW Beetle in Cheshire while three times over the limit.  

He was handed a two-year driving ban and 100 hours of unpaid community work, apologising for an ‘unforgivable lack of judgement’.

Coleen, then pregnant, and their other three sons, Kai, Klay and Kit, were on holiday in Spain at the time.

In December he was taken into custody at Washington’s Dulles airport, saying he was left ‘disorientated’ by prescribed sleeping tablets he took on a flight while drinking.

He received a statutory automatic fine and was released shortly afterwards at the airport, a spokesman for Rooney said.

In 2016 he was at the centre of another drinking row at a wedding reception between England games, later apologising ‘unreservedly’ for his behaviour.

It was reported in April 2017 that he had been seen drinking at least five pints of Stella at a Cheshire pub on a night out.

Rooney was recently the subject of controversy for agreeing a shirt sponsorship deal with a gambling firm. 

MailOnline has contacted Rooney’s agent for comment.  

The former England star, who is coming back to England from the US to play for Derby County, is said to want a 'fresh start' to mend his relationship with his wife Coleen. He's pictured at Pride Park on August 6

The former England star, who is coming back to England from the US to play for Derby County, is said to want a ‘fresh start’ to mend his relationship with his wife Coleen. He’s pictured at Pride Park on August 6 

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