Season 2013/14

United honours

10. Wayne Rooney

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

Wayne Rooney is one of only four players to have scored 200 goals for Manchester United, joining Reds legends Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley when he reached the milestone in September 2013.

The striker burst onto the Old Trafford stage in September 2004, netting an unforgettable hat-trick against Fenerbahce on his debut.

Perhaps his performance wasn't that surprising, given the enormous pedigree he had amassed since making a lasting impression on now-Academy manager Paul McGuiness some years previous. In an Under-9 match between United and Everton, McGuiness remembers. “Rooney scored the perfect bicycle kick, which for a kid of eight or nine years old was really something special." It merely hinted at what was to follow and, of course, it was a trick he would repeat on the biggest of stages in the Manchester derby, netting a goal that will be repeated forever more.

By the end of the 2004/05 campaign, his first in a red shirt after signing from boyhood club Everton, Rooney had amassed 17 goals in 43 appearances,

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