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Coleen Rooney gives birth to boy

Wayne and Coleen Rooney
Coleen Rooney's baby was delivered nine days over its due date

Coleen Rooney, wife of Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney, has given birth to a boy they have named Kai Wayne.

Coleen, 23, had her baby at Liverpool Women's Hospital on Monday.

Rooney, who scored for United on Sunday, had earlier missed his team's training session ahead of their Champions' League match on Tuesday.

Coleen was nine days overdue. The child, the couple's first, was born at 1420 GMT, their spokesman said.

He added: "Mother and baby are both absolutely fine. Wayne and Coleen are thrilled with the wonderful addition to their family life."

The couple were married on the Italian Riviera last summer.

Coleen is the eldest of four children and a television presenter on ITV2, while Wayne is the eldest of three. Both have large extended families.

Following the birth, bookmakers have offered various odds on the couple's child achieving sporting success in future.

Coral are offering odds of 66-1 that Kai Rooney will follow in his father's footsteps and play football for England.

William Hill rate him at 100-1 to play Premiership football, 125-1 to play for Manchester United and 150-1 to gain a full England cap.



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