Gary Lineker’s indie Goalhanger Films has secured access to Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for a BBC1 documentary.
England’s all-time record goalscorer will feature along with his family and friends to offer a personal account of the man behind the footballer.
Lineker will spend time with Rooney, who will discuss his journey from a housing estate in Croxteth to a career with Manchester United and England which has seen him win numerous Premier League titles, the Champions League and break Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record with 50 goals.
The 60-minute documentary, Rooney – The Man Behind the Goals, will also feature his wife Coleen, two young sons and interviews with his parents.
It will include visits to Old Trafford, the England camp and interviews with former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson, current boss Roy Hodgson and former teammates including David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville. Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Jamie Carragher.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, David Moyes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Charlton will also appear.
BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore ordered the film alongside acting controller of factual commissioning and event Alison Kirkham.
Kirkham hailed the “unprecedented levels of access” that will offer “real insight into the man who is now England’s greatest-ever goalscorer”.
Goalhanger Films creative director Tony Pastor said that “this film will change many people’s view of Wayne Rooney”
“He’s an intelligent and thoughtful man with a lot to say about football, family and what it means to represent his country,” he added
The documentary will air on 5 October at 9pm.