Yawn in the USA


Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY AMY SHARPE amy.sharpe@sun­daymir­ror.co.uk

PAR­ENTS Wayne and Coleen Rooney do the school run be­fore go­ing for a stroll around the shops and pop­ping into Star­bucks.

It’s a typ­i­cal day for many fam­i­lies, but for the Rooneys, start­ing a new life in Amer­ica, it’s a re­fresh­ingly dif­fer­ent pace of life.

Back at home in the North West of Eng­land, the cou­ple would be mobbed by fans if they set foot in Manch­ester’s Arn­dale shop­ping cen­tre.

But they went largely went un­no­ticed as they wan­dered around Wash­ing­ton DC.

In our ex­clu­sive pic­tures, for­mer Ever­ton and Manch­ester United ace Wayne looked re­laxed, and oc­ca­sion­ally a lit­tle bored, as his fam­ily set­tled into their new home af­ter his trans­fer to Ma­jor League Soc­cer side DC United.

The cou­ple were rocked last year by Wayne’s drink-driv­ing ar­rest af­ter he was caught in “party girl” Laura Simp­son’s car, but they looked to have

The cou­ple went largely un­no­ticed as they wan­dered around Wash­ing­ton

left their trou­bles back in the UK. They dropped sons Kai, eight, and five-year-old Klay at their new school - and later treated them to a Burger King.

Wayne, 32, even joked about by wear­ing a pa­per crown from the fast-food out­let.

But the typ­i­cally glum-faced striker re­turned to form as he shopped with wife of ten years Coleen, 32, their six-month-old son, Cass, and Col’s par­ents Tony and Co­lette

While Coleen – also mother to two-year-old Kit – loaded her buggy with bags and stopped to check out a psy­chic shop, a bored-look­ing Wayne had a rest on the pave­ment and was later un­able to sti­fle a yawn as the cou­ple sat on a wall. But on the pitch, the ex-eng­land star has been any­thing but sleepy, af­ter kick­ing off his first sea­son in the US to mass ac­claim. The new DC United cap­tain has quickly won over doubters since his de­but last month.

In one match against Or­lando City, he pulled off a last-ditch tackle in the 96th minute, be­fore fir­ing a mes­meris­ing 40-yard ball to team-mate Lu­ciano Acosta, who scored the clincher in a 3-2 vic­tory. A video of the mo­ment has since gone vi­ral prompt­ing fans to spec­u­late he’s back to his best.

Looks like Wayne’s been Roo-lling back the years.

FIRST DAY Rooneys drop boys off at their new school

SEEK­ING FOR­TUNE Coleen at psy­chic shop NAPPY DAYS Coleen with six-month-old son Cass

OH BROTHER Kai and Klay at school gate

GOAL KING Wayne wears a pa­per crown

SUP­PORT Coleen with mum Co­lette

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