Who is Man United legend Wayne Rooney?

Wayne Mark Rooney, commonly known as Wayne Rooney, is an English professional football coach and former player. Wayne was born on 24 October 1985 in Liverpool and is the record goalscorer for both the England national team and Man United.

At the age of nine, Wayne joined the Everton youth academy and played his debut game for the Merseyside club in 2002 at the age of 16.

Rooney spent two campaigns at the Goodison Park, before moving to Man United for £25.6m in the 2004 summer transfer window where Wayne won 16 titles and became the only English footballer, with teammate Michael Carrick, to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Rooney scored 253 goals for the Red Devils in all tournaments to make him their top goalscorer of all time, with 183 Premier League goals being the second-most scored by a footballer for any single club, behind Sergio Aguero (184 goals for Man City), according to a report.

Wayne’s 208 PL goals make him the Premier League’s second-top scorer of all time. Rooney also has the third-highest number of assists in the Premier League, with 103.

Wayne played his debut game for the Three Lions in winter 2003, aged 17, and is England’s youngest ever goalscorer.

All you need to know about Wayne Rooney’s manager career

After a terrible start to the 2020–21 campaign saw Derby County bottom of the table, their lowest position for 12 years, the Rams manager Phillip Cocu was sacked, and Wayne was appointed as part of a four-man interim coaching staff with Liam Rosenior, Shay Given and Justin Walker.

Wayne’s first match in charge saw the Rams lose 1–0 at Bristol City to leave them at the foot of the table and three points from safety.

Following a “painful and chastening” 3–0 defeat to Middlesbrough, it was announced that Wayne would take sole control of the club for the next game and had removed himself from the playing squad, with the Englishman making clear his desire to take the role full time.

Wayne started the sole charge with Derby in 24th, six points adrift of safety and on a run of four consecutive defeats. By mid-February 2021, having accrued 31 points from a potential 54 in his 18 matches in sole charge, taking the Rams up to 18th in the league and eight points clear of the relegation zone.