Mon. May 16th, 2022

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The 11-year-old is looking to follow in the footsteps of his father at Old Trafford, with impressive progress being made in the academy ranks

Wayne Rooney’s son Kai is proving to be a chip off the old block, with the 11-year-old revealing that he scored all four goals for Manchester United’s U12s in their recent 5-4 defeat to Liverpool.

With his dad holding the honour of being the Red Devils’ all-time leading scorer, there are some sizeable boots for Rooney junior to fill at Old Trafford.

He is showing signs of heading in the right direction, with an ability to score goals clearly being passed down from one generation to the next.


What has Kai Rooney achieved?

Rooney junior has been part of United’s academy system since landing a youth contract with the Premier League heavyweights in December 2020.

Wayne wrote on Instagram at the time: “Proud day. Kai signing for Man Utd. Keep up the hard work son.”

That message has been heeded, with Kai taking to his own Instagram account to update followers on his progress.

Having already registered a hat-trick for the Red Devils’ U12s, Rooney went one better in a meeting with arch-rivals Liverpool when he grabbed all four efforts for his side in a nine-goal thriller.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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