Wayne Rooney

Appearances: 297
Goals: 134
(as at 8/1/2011)

Signed from: Everton
Debut: 28 Sep 2004 v Fenerbahce

Honours: Premier League (06/07, 07/08, 08/09), League Cup (05/06, 09/10), UEFA Champions League (07/08), FIFA Club World Cup (2008)

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09/01/2011 08:00

United greats: Wayne Rooney

ManUtd.com is showcasing 20 players nominated by Inside United magazine for the title of United's greatest-ever player. Last but by no means least, Wayne Rooney...

Wayne Rooney has flourished at Old Trafford to become one of the world's deadliest strikers.

With a bustling, all-action approach, Rooney has footballing gifts that are bestowed once in a generation. Signed at 18 from Everton, he terrorised Fenerbahçe on his debut with a hat-trick. Still just 25, the 2010 PFA Footballer of the Year is now 13th on United’s all-time scoring list with 134 goals and, after inking a new deal, has five years’ power to add to that.

What they say: “I have always thought that Wayne is one of the best goalscorers in football anywhere. He’s proving that. He’s at a great club and doing what he does best, which is scoring goals.” - David Beckham

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