October 24, 2023 marks Wayne Rooney’s 38th birthday. Let’s look back at the most memorable images of “Shrek” in a Manchester United shirt.
In August 2004, Man Utd spent a huge amount of money at that time, 27 million pounds, to bring Wayne Rooney to Old Trafford from Everton.
A month later, Rooney made his debut for the Red Devils in the Champions League. Immediately, Man Utd fans understood that they had a new idol when Rooney scored a hat trιck against Fenerbahce.
It is important to know that Rooney and Ruud van Nistelrooy scored in Man Utd’s 2-0 win, ending the 49-match unbeaten streak of arch-rival Arsenal on October 24, 2004.
One of Rooney’s classic goals. Rooney’s “fall on the lamp table” that helped Man Utd defeat Man City 2-1 in 2011 was voted the most beautiful in the history of the English Premier League.
“Shrek” spent 13 years at Old Trafford, devoting the best years of his career to the red shirt.
Rooney is the best goalscorer in Man Utd history with 253 goals.
Rooney brought goals, titles, and above all dedication to the Red Devils shirt.
Rarely is there a top striker in modern football who accepts as many sacrifices as Rooney? He is willing to play in any position, as long as it brings the greatest benefit to Man United.
Despite having to sacrifice himself to create conditions for Ruud van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie, Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford to shine, Rooney is still the greatest goalscorer in the team’s history. That’s enough to show the class of the former DC United coach.
During his 13 years at Old Trafford, Rooney played every position in Man United’s аttаck.
Rooney is forever a legend in the hearts of Red Devils fans.