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18-Year-Old Wayne Rooney's Individual Highlights At Euro 2004 Are Something Else, He Was Unplayable

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18-Year-Old Wayne Rooney's Individual Highlights At Euro 2004 Are Something Else, He Was Unplayable

At 18, Wayne Rooney was a freak. The original generational talent who performed incredibly at Euro 2004 - with his individual highlights making for sensational viewing.

Rooney starred for England during the summer of 2004, helping his side reach the quarter-finals before picking up an untimely injury.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Even at such a tender age, the phenom forward was irreplaceable and he proved that with his performances against France, Switzerland and Croatia.

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He bagged four goals in the group stage round including a stunning 'Man of the Match' display versus Croatia.

Rooney absolutely tearing it up in Portugal has resurfaced online, with fans reminiscing over his genius.

Football fans couldn't get enough of Rooney's showing at Euro 2004.

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One wrote: "Mad the disrespects he gets from football fans. One of the greatest, if not the greatest, this country has ever produced."

A second tweeted: "I really refuse to believe that there's any English player better than Wayne Mark Rooney!"

A third added: "People forget just how good he was. Miles better than the big time youngsters these days."

One fan even said an 18-year-old Rooney was better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the same age: "18yo Rooney was a monster Ahead of Messi and Ronaldo at 18 Unbelievable Player."

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Wayne Rooney. What a player.

Featured Image Credit: UEFA

Topics: Wayne Rooney, Football, England

Nasir Jabbar
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