The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he has improved a lot as a person since his famous foul-mouthed outburst at Upton Park. Rage and anger have been one of the main problems for Wayne Rooney in the early stages of his career.

The England striker has been seriously affected devices spells at Manchester United and Everton. However, the 26-year-old has said that continues playing at the top-level has made him a much better person after he has learned to control his anger. He has said that the incident at Upton Park when he launched a foul-mouthed abuse at the camera has played a significant role helping him in reduce his anger.

Wayne Rooney has said that the incident left him with a major issue because he had to miss a number of matches. He has said that he has learned to control the anger because of which he has had to miss matches. Wayne Rooney is very difficult time in his career because he now has to contend with the threat from the star striker Robin van Persie, who was signed by the club for £ 24 million in the summer. Now, Sir Alex Ferguson has a real option to Wayne Rooney up front.

"I honestly don't think I would put myself in that situation again because it has cost me playing games. I don't really want to miss games. I feel I have matured as a player and a person. You never say never, of course, because football is an emotional game, but I'd like to hope it won't. That was the biggest moment where I realised that was wrong and stupid and I need to change. I have tried to do that and feel I have," said Wayne Rooney after publishing his autobiography showing the 10 years in the Premier league.