Wayne Rooney: Manchester United legend donates £75,000 to keep Childline open on Christmas Day

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United legend donates £75,000 to keep Childline open on Christmas Day

- Wayne Rooney has donated huge sums of money to help vulnerable children in England

- The former Manchester United striker made £75,000 to help keep Childline running on Christmas Day

- This is coming barely two days that his son Kai was signed by Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney has come out to render huge assistance to vulnerable children in the UK as he donates a staggering £75,000 to help keep Childline open on Christmas Day.

Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.

The 35-year-old who is the caretaker manager at Derby County was said to have made such huge amount available to NSPCC and according to Times, £30,000 of the funds will go to Childline.

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This is the ex-player’s bid to ensure the phone lines are active for kids even on Christmas Day amid the festivities adding that it is the period children will need it the most.

Speaking to the newspaper, Rooney said via SPORTbible:

"It's very upsetting to know that there are children out there who are really suffering and might be dreading Christmas.
"The pandemic has had a devastating impact on many young lives, and it's so important that Childline is there for young people when they need it most."
Wayne Rooney: Manchester United legend donates £75,000 to keep Childline open on Christmas Day
Wayne Rooney is ensuring Childline is open on Christmas Day. Photo: Tony Marshall
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And this is coming barely two days that his son Kai was signed by Man United as the 11-year-old looks to follow in the footsteps of his father.

Being the most decorated player at Old Trafford, Rooney posted Kai signing a contract with the Red Devils on his Instagram handle.

Rooney won five Premier League titles, three League Cups, one FA Cup, one Europa League and one Champions League during his spell at the Theatre of Dreams.

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He remains the club's highest goal scorer with 253 goals in 559 appearances for United, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's long-standing record in January 2017.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Rooney was named Derby County interim manager following the sacking of Phillip Cocu.

Derby announced the axing of Cocu alongside his backroom staff on Saturday, November 14.

Speaking after Cocu's sacking, Rooney, who has been a player-coach with Derby since his return to England thanked the Spaniard tactician for "his help and encouragement" in his journey as a budding football manager.

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