Rare Footage Of A Young Wayne Rooney Scoring An Unbelievable Goal
This week marked the 14th anniversary when Wayne Rooney made his debut for Manchester United by scoring a hat-trick against Fenerbahçe in the Champions League.
Before Wazza was knocking them in for United, though, he was showing how much of a promising talent he was on the pitch.
You can watch a clip of a young Rooney scoring an absolute stunner:
"Twelve years old and already he's putting shots in with more power than the average La Liga player," one commenter said. "Long live football. Long live England."
Another said: "Even if I never saw the title [of the video], just by the way he scored I would know it was Wayne. LOL. Brilliant!"
A third added: "And still he's got the same style of play!"
It's an absolute peach of a goal from England and United's all-time record scorer.
The former England international was considered by many people to be a formidable force in football at one point.
Zlatan Ibrahimović had the opportunity to play alongside Rooney when he moved to the Red Devils in 2016, but even before that happened, the Swedish striker had strong words of approval for the former Everton star.
"I follow [English football]," he said in 2013 (via the BBC). "The player I like is Wayne Rooney. For me, Rooney is a fantastic footballer. I can imagine him playing alongside me.
"For me, Rooney is not the player who scores 40 goals a season. But he is the player who helps his partner score lots of goals because he is working for one, two and maybe three other players.
"It seems like he has a strong mentality to win -- like me he doesn't like to lose.
"I think crazy things happen around him
also. He is an impulsive guy like me. In football, no-one is perfect. You learn
from your mistakes and I like that with him."
What did you make of young Rooney's spicy goal?
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