Congratulations to Wayne Rooney on being inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The official announcement came this morning as our former captain joined David Beckham, Eric Cantona and Roy Keane in being honoured for his incredible performances in the top flight.
During his time at Old Trafford, Rooney scored 253 goals – winning 13 major trophies, including five Premier League titles, four League Cups and the FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League and the Club World Cup on one occasion.
Alongside Rooney, former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira also became the latest member of the Premier League hall of fame.
The Premier League Hall of Fame is an interesting concept, with United potentially having many more contenders worthy of being immortalised in such a way.
“It’s a huge honour for me to be named in the Premier League Hall of Fame, alongside an incredible group of players who have already been inducted,” said Rooney, as cited by ManUtd.com.
“Growing up, I watched the Premier League as far back as I can remember. My dream was always to become a professional footballer, score goals, and win trophies, and I was lucky enough to win the Premier League five times.
“I have so many brilliant memories from my years playing for Everton and Manchester United, and I’m really proud of what we achieved. To enter the Hall of Fame is very special for me personally and I’m grateful to be recognised.”
Rooney wasn’t just a great goalscorer, but a scorer of great goals too.
The boy from Croxteth could do it all which he proved during spells with Everton, United, DC United, Derby County and on the international stage with England too.