From The Archives – with Shaun and James from Stretty News.
Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer and the only player to have scored 250 goals for the Reds.
He hung up his boots at the age of 35 and currently manages Derby County, so the lads take a look back to his time at Old Trafford after bursting onto the scene at Everton.
We decided to focus on Rooney because he will undoubtedly go down in history as one of United’s – and, indeed, English football’s – greatest-ever forwards.
Rooney has won everything he could have in a Manchester United shirt.
Born in the Croxteth suburb of Liverpool, he grew up supporting Everton. It was evident from an extremely early age that he would never be far from a football. He excelled for Liverpool Schoolboys – scoring a record breaking 72 goals in the 1996-97 season, a record that stood until 2010. With performances of this magnitude, he would inevitably attract much attention.