PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United honours

10. Wayne Rooney

Birthdate:24 Oct 1985
Birthplace:Croxteth, Liverpool
Position:Striker
Appearances448
Goals Scored219
Joined United:31 Aug 2004
United Debut:28 Sept 2004 v Fenerbahce (H)
International:England

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 make him stand out.

A tireless worker, Rooney gives 100 per cent on the pitch 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 from out wide on numerous occasions. With pace to burn and an eye for a long, raking pass, Rooney's just as effective creating chances as he is taking them.

That said, goals are Rooney's bread and butter and not even the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov at Old Trafford in September 2008 could diminish Rooney's potency. Indeed, the pair forged a strong partnership up front and, in January 2009, Wayne embarked on a scoring run that saw him net in five consecutive league games. A month earlier, he stole the show in Japan as United lifted the FIFA Club World

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