The 11-year-old forward, who signed a Premier League academy registration in December 2020, is certainly following in his father's footsteps when it comes to finding the back of the net.
Back in May, Rooney bagged a hat-trick and three assists in a 6-3 win against Stoke City, and a few months later, the youngster scored four times in an impressive individual performance against Liverpool.
Kai rooney might become an all time great...not just in footy. pic.twitter.com/jnVHBUjUJW— Skol (@Flashstormer) October 4, 2021
Kai, who also plays alongside the son's of first-team players Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Matic in the youth setup, netted another impressive goal at the weekend for United's U12 team after a great pass from Tunde Shoretire.
Check out the finish against Manchester City below. Remember the name.
Kai Rooney vs Man City 🎯 pic.twitter.com/fLXYXFFaxQ— utdreport Academy (@utdreportAcad) April 3, 2022
It is believed Rooney has scored 11 goals in six games for United's U12 team this season, while Ronaldo Jr has also found the net on numerous occasions, including in last week's 3-0 win against West Brom.
Kai's dad, Wayne Rooney, said he was a "proud dad" after his son signed a deal at Old Trafford.
"He's been working hard, he obviously came over to the States with us to continue with his football," said Rooney in December.
"He went on trial with Manchester United and he's impressed the coaches. He signed his forms yesterday so I'm delighted for him.
"He did have other options, other clubs to go to. But he decided he wants to sign for Manchester United, so it was his decision and not mine."
Ronaldo Jr's dad, Cristiano, also sees potential in his son's talent but there is still plenty of work to be done.
"We’ll see if my son will become a great footballer," he said in 2020. "He has potential. He is fast and dribbles well, but that is not enough.
"I always tell him that it takes work and dedication to have success. I won’t pressure him to become a footballer, but if you ask me if I want him to, yes I would like it.
"The most important thing is to become the best at whatever he does, whether it is as a footballer or a doctor."
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr no treinamento do sub-12 do Manchester United. 🎥pic.twitter.com/QTAE7lr4ue— Cristiano Ronaldo Brasil (@CR7Brasil) March 22, 2022
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