Coleen Rooney is 'protective' over footballer son

Coleen Rooney is determined to protect her 14-year-old son Kai as he embarks on his soccer career with Manchester United.



Coleen Rooney
Coleen Rooney

Coleen Rooney is determined to protect her son as he embarks on his soccer career.

The 38-year-old star is aware of the potential pitfalls facing 14-year-old Kai Rooney, who is making waves in Manchester United's youth team, particularly because of his famous name.

A source told Closer UK magazine: "As Kai's goals start making headlines, Coleen is feeling a growing sense of anxiety as he's quite literally following in Wayne's footsteps.

"Her biggest fear with Kai is how vulnerable he is - she knows that his family name and connections mean he's always going to stand apart, and that a lot of people will likely befriend him, or girls will try to date him for that and look to use him for their own gain."

Kai is determined to emulate his dad's success in the sporting world. However, Coleen is determined to ensure that Kai doesn't repeat any of Wayne's mistakes.

The insider explained: "Kai has been obsessed with football since he was born and Wayne has said from early on, 'Kai's going to be a baller, 100 percent'. But Coleen has vowed not to let history repeat itself."

Wayne, 38, enjoyed a record-breaking career with Manchester United and England.

However, the sporting icon previously confessed to drinking as a means of coping with the pressure of fame and success.

He told Rob Burrow's 'Seven' podcast: "My release was alcohol when I was in my early 20s. I'd go home, and spend a couple of days at home and not leave the house. I'd drink almost until I'd pass out.

"I didn't want to be around people, because sometimes you feel embarrassed. Sometimes you feel like you've let people down and ultimately I didn't know how else to deal with it."