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Rooney puts baby before football

Wayne and Coleen Rooney
Wayne and Coleen are expecting their first baby on 24 October

Wayne Rooney says he is prepared to miss Manchester United's Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow if it clashes with wife Coleen giving birth.

The couple's first child is due on 24 October- also Rooney's 24th birthday - three days after United play in Moscow.

"Of course I want to be there for the birth of my child," said the striker.

"If anything happens around the days of travelling then I'm sure I'll stay back and won't go, but unless that happens I will be there playing."

United top Group B after winning their opening two matches.

After beating Besiktas 1-0, they made it two wins out of two with a 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg on Wednesday.

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see also
Man Utd 2-1 Wolfsburg
30 Sep 09 |  Europe
Besiktas 0-1 Man Utd
15 Sep 09 |  Europe
Wayne and Coleen marry in Italy
12 Jun 08 |  Entertainment
The Rooneys, the rain and the Riviera
13 Jun 08 |  Entertainment

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