Wayne Rooney scored from the halfway line not once, not twice, but three times - and all for different clubs.
The former England ace, now manager of Championship Derby County, first pulled off the feat in 2014 when he found the net from just inside his own half during Manchester United's 2-0 win at West Ham United.
His high lob swerved to beat Adrian in the West Ham goal with David Beckham - scorer of the most iconic halfway line goal in Premier League history against Wimbledon - watching in the stands.
Wayne Rooney scored from the half way line for 3 DIFFERENT clubs. What a player- Lew (@Lzw9ine) July 17, 2021
Afterwards, Rooney described the stunner as a "nice goal".
He then repeated the trick for Everton - against the same opponents in 2017 - as the Toffees won 4-0 at Goodison Park. The forward showed incredible accuracy to beat a stranded Joe Hart. It also completed Rooney's hat-trick that night to earn him the matchball.
And he still wasn't done, scoring from an incredible distance for DC United in 2019 against Orlando City. From all of 70 yards, this one was arguably the best of the lot.
Watch it....let it sink in how good this guy was....:eyes: https://t.co/Usz5FQVlS0- Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 18, 2021
What a player.
"I spotted the keeper maybe a couple minutes before we scored and I'd seen that he was quite high," said Rooney of the goal for DC United.
"I knew if the ball fell to me near the halfway line, then the opportunity would be there for me to shoot.
Miss the lad so much :cry:not just from a Manchester point of view but as a football fan Rooney was just immense.. We was so blessed to have him yet people refused to see it because of who he played for..- Red devil's flame :fire: (@MufcGOATX20) July 17, 2021
"He was probably a bit further out than normal because they were in possession of the ball, and it was through them losing it that it fell straight into my path. I knew immediately I was going to shoot it and, thankfully, I got it right."
The highlights have left fans drooling, including his ex-United and England teammate Rio Ferdinand who tweeted: "Watch it... let it sink in how good this guy was."
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