Wayne Rooney’s legacy to be carried forward by his son
Wayne Rooney signed for Manchester United as a teenager and he won every possible trophy at club level during his 13-year stay at Old Trafford. Rooney went on to become the club’s all-time top scorer with 253 goals and captained the side from 2014-2017. The former Manchester United captain is a fan favorite at Old Trafford and one of the biggest names to play for the club along with Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton and Cristiano Ronaldo. The English forward left Old Trafford in 2017 after winning the League cup and UEFA Europa League and joined his boyhood club Everton.
Wayne Mark Rooney has left a huge legacy at Manchester United and the legacy will remain alive in the future too. According to reports by Goal, Rooney’s 11-year-old son Kai Rooney has signed for United and the young gun is following his legendary father’s footsteps in becoming a professional footballer. Kai has signed up for United’s youth academy, a club where his father is considered as an iconic figure.
The former England international won 16 trophies during his time at Old Trafford and he is currently a player-coach at Derby County. The 35-year-old has expressed his desire to become a manager in the future and he will be gaining some coaching experience at Derby. Rooney’s former national teammates, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have both chosen the coaching job and both of them have done some great work with their respective clubs.
Manchester United fans are delighted after the announcement of Kai signing up for the Manchester United academy. The United academy has produced legendary players like Giggs, Scholes and David Beckham in the past. Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are among the big names too. The fans will be hoping to see Rooney’s legacy live on in his son at the club.
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