PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United honours

10. Wayne Rooney

Birthdate:24 Oct 1985
Birthplace:Croxteth, Liverpool
Position:Striker
Appearances442
Goals Scored216
Joined United:31 Aug 2004
United Debut:28 Sept 2004 v Fenerbahce (H)
International:England

and was rightly named PFA Young Player of the Year. Rooney’s second season at Old Trafford again saw him take huge strides. 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.

Despite a difficult World Cup with England in 2006, Rooney went on to net 23 times for United as the Reds lifted the Carling Cup and a first English title in three years. Cristiano Ronaldo stole all the headlines in 2007/08, but Rooney chipped in with another 18 goals. His exciting strike partnership with 19-goal Carlos Tevez was one of the key factors in the Reds' Premier League and Champions League double triumph and cemented his iconic status at Old Trafford. But it's not just Wayne's goals that endear him to the United faithful.

A tireless worker, Rooney always gives 100 percent and can't stand losing. They are traits that have, from time to time in the past, landed him in hot water, but everybody recognises his immense passion and will to win. The striker's ability to adapt is an attribute often overlooked. Although most at home leading the line or playing just behind a main striker, Rooney has also delivered sparkling

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