Manchester United have signed Kai Rooney, the 11-year-old son of Old Trafford legend Wayne Rooney, to the club’s youth academy.
Rooney, the interim manager of EFL’s Derby County, left Old Trafford in 2017 after a 13-year career at United, which saw him win all major club honors and eclipsed Sir Bobby Charlton as the all-time leading scorer. from the team, with 253 goals in 559 appearances.
The former captain of the United Kingdom and England revealed on Thursday the news of his eldest son on social networks.
Rooney posted a photo on Kai’s social networks signing his contract with United, with the caption: “Proud day. Kai signing for Manchester United. Keep up the good work, son.”
– Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) December 17, 2020
Kai had been linked with Manchester City academy when he was 10, but the young man has now joined United, where he has the opportunity to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Rooney senior became the most expensive teenager in football history when he signed for United on a £ 27million transfer from Everton’s childhood club in August 2004.
After returning to Everton in 2017, Rooney spent an MLS internship with DC United before signing for the Derby 12 months ago.