Wayne Rooney burst onto the Old Trafford stage in September 2004, netting an unforgettable hat-trick against Fenerbahce on his debut. He’d arrived from Everton, his boyhood club, becoming the world’s most expensive teenager in the process. By the end of the 2004/05 campaign Rooney had amassed 17 goals in 43 appearances and was rightly named PFA Young Player of the Year.
Rooney’s second season at Old Trafford saw him take huge strides. He was instrumental in United winning the Carling Cup, scoring 2 in the final against Wigan. He ended the season with 19 goals in 48 matches and was voted both Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year by fans and PFA Young Player of the year (again) by his fellow professionals.
In the 06/07 season Rooney went on to net 23 times for United as the Reds lifted the Premier League title, a feat that would be repeated in the 07/08 and 08/09 seasons. Wayne then cemented himself in the United history books as he helped them secure an unprecedented 19th league title in 2011. His hard work and efforts were rewarded in October 2010 when he penned a new five-year deal, guaranteeing his long-term United future.
Wayne’s latest season has seen him equal his best season tally of 34 goals which sees him currently sitting fourth on Manchester United’s list of all time top goal scorers. He has scored a total of 197 goals and is still only 27.
It’s not just Wayne’s goals that endeared him to the United faithful. With pace to burn and an eye for a long, raking pass, Rooney’s just as effective creating chances as he is taking them. A tireless worker, Rooney always gives 100 per cent and can’t stand losing. Reds fan’s recognize Wayne Rooney as a true legend in the making.