Wayne Rooney’s son Kai has followed in his father’s footsteps by signing for Manchester United’s academy
United’s record goalscorer posted a picture on social media of the 11-year-old, the oldest of Rooney’s four sons, signing a contract at his dad’s former club.
Rooney accompanied the image with the caption: ‘Proud day. Kai signing for @manchesterunited. Keep up the hard work son.
Rooney, 38 years of age and now in interim charge of Derby, joined United from Everton in 2004.
The former England striker had a glittering 13-year career at Old Trafford, scoring 253 times in 559 appearances and breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing goal record in January 2017.
Coleen Rooney wrote on Instagram: ‘Special night….. Congratulations Kai. I love you and I am so proud of you. Keep trying your best.’
During his remarkable career at Old Trafford, Rooney won five Premier League titles, three League Cups, one FA Cup, one Europa League and one Champions League.
Rooney left for boyhood club Everton in 2017 before joining MLS outfit DC United prior to moving to Derby.
The former England and United captain is still adored by the United faithful thanks to his incredible service to the club during their glory years under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Rooney made his debut for United back in September 2004 against Fenerbahce in the Champions League after joining from Everton in a £27million deal, and he settled in straight away at Old Trafford.
Rooney scored a hat-trick and laid on an assist as United thrashed the Turkish outfit 6-2.
Fast forward 13 years and he walked out arguably United’s greatest-ever player during their era of dominance under Ferguson.
Rooney will now be hoping his son, Kai – born in November 2009 – can enjoy a strong start to life in United’s academy.