Wayne Rooney ‘proud’ as his son signs for Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 17th December 2020 10:22 - Samuel Bannister

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Wayne Rooney’s son Kai has followed in his father’s footsteps by signing for Manchester United.

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.”

Rooney keen for Derby job

Rooney is currently in caretaker charge of Derby County, where he had been in a role that combined playing and coaching.

Speaking last month, he outlined his intentions for his first steps into management.


“I wouldn’t be an ambitious person if I sat here and said I didn’t want the job,” he said. “We all come into this game to play football and then you have a decision to make: do you want to go into coaching or management?

“I’ve made it quite clear over the last few years that my ambition is to go into management, especially when you see the likes of Steven Gerrard (Rangers), Frank Lampard (Chelsea) and Scott Parker (Fulham) all getting good jobs and doing really well at it.”

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