Testimonial August 3rd 2016 v Everton
United and England's record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney set numerous goal scoring records throughout his career. One time the youngest scorer in the Premier League, he remains the youngest player to score for England; the youngest to score a hat trick in the Champions' League, and England's record goal scorer.
He netted 72 goals in a single season for Liverpool Schools, a new record, before signing for his boyhood club Everton. He helped the 'Toffees' to the Youth Cup Final in 2002, and made his League début, at sixteen, that April.
In August 2004 Everton accepted United's bid of £26.5m for Rooney, having earlier rejected a £20m bid from Newcastle. An injury delayed his United début, which eventually came on September 26th against Fenerbahce in the Champions League. Rooney hit a hat trick and added an assist in United's 6-2 win.
In his time at Old Trafford, Rooney has won five Premiership titles as well as picking up winners medals in the Champions' League, FA Cup, FIFA World Cup and League Cup (twice). He also won the Community Shield on four occasions.
He was appointed club captain by van Gaal at the start of the 2014/15 campaign, and was increasingly employed in a midfield role under the Dutchman. In September 2014 Rooney was appointed capatin of the national side by Roy Hodgeson.
His relationship with United fans has been soured by reports, on two ocassions, that he wanted to leave the club, although few can deny his 100% commitment on the pitch..
Romero, wearing his customary short-sleeved shirt, replaced de Gea in goal in the 64th minute. Move your cursor over the goalkeeper kit and number to reveal this kit.
515 appearances (46 as substitute)
Statistics correct to end of the 2015/16 season