In Father’s Footsteps: Wayne Rooney’s Son Signs For Manchester United

The 11-year-old will have big shoes to fill if he is to live up to his father’s legacy at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney’s eldest son, Kai Rooney, has signed for Manchester United’s Youth Academy. The 11-year-old will have big shoes to fill if he is to live up to his father’s legacy at Old Trafford.

United’s record goalscorer posted a picture on Twitter of him and wife Coleen Rooney standing beside Kai, as he signed his contract at Manchester.

Rooney accompanied the image with the caption: “Proud day. Kai signing for Manchester United. Keep up the hard work son.”

Wayne Rooney’s wife took to her Instagram account to congratulate her son. “Special night…congratulations Kai. I love you and I am so proud of you. Keep trying your best,” wrote Coleen.

The 35-year-old former England striker, who is the current interim manager of Championship club Derby County, joined United in 2004 from Everton in a £27million deal.

In his 13-year career at Old Trafford, he scored 253 times in 559 appearances, breaking Bobby Charlton’s long-standing goals record in January 2017.

During his time at Old Trafford, Rooney helped the team win five Premier League titles, three League Cups, one FA Cup, one Europa League, and one Champions League.

At the international level, Rooney is England’s all-time record goalscorer and the second-most-capped player behind Peter Shilton.

Since making his senior international debut for England in February 2003, at the age of 17, he went on to score 53 goals in 120 appearances.

Since stepping into management, Rooney has made progress by taking Derby County on a six-game unbeaten streak. Rooney took charge of the team following the sacking of manager Phillip Cocu following a poor start to the 2020/21 season.

 

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