- Kai Rooney only signed for Man United's youth side in December 2020
- The youngster has since hit the ground running as he hopes to follow in his dad's footsteps
- Wayne Rooney enjoyed a 13-year successful spell at Old Trafford, scoring over 250 goals in the process
- Kai's recent display against Stoke sent United fans into a meltdown, with some tipping him for legendary status in the future
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Wayne Rooney's son, Kai, has shown his intent to fit in the shoes of his legendary dad after staging a man-of-the-match performance during a recent match against Stoke City.
Kai scored a sensational hat-trick and set up three others to guide Man United's U11s to a stunning 6-3 win.
The youngster only signed for United's academy back in December 2020, following in the footsteps of Wayne. Wayne Rooney posted on Instagram after Kai put pen to paper.
"Proud day. Kai signing for Man Utd. Keep up the hard work son.
The 11-year-old now appears to have hit the ground running, with his mother, Coleen, taking to her Instagram to hail him, saying:
"Special night. Congratulations Kai. I love you and I am so proud of you. Keep trying your best."
Kai's recent performance did not escape the eye of Man United fans who were more than ready to welcome him into the first team.
Twitter fan Aiden wrote: "
Kai Rooney > Aguero imo."
Viran added: "
Kai Rooney > Kai Havertz."
"Like father, like son."
And Shiven joked:
"We're winning it all in 2035."
Kai will now be hoping to live up to his dad's illustrious career with Man United that saw him break the club's goalscoring record with 253 goals to his name.
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Now club manager with Championship side, Derby, the 35-year-old went to win an impressive 12 major titles at Old Trafford.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Former Manchester United forward Wayner Rooney recently opened up on why he despised playing as a number 9 during his days as a Red Devil.
Rooney is United’s all-time goalscorers and will go down in the club’s history as one of the key players during the Sir Alex Ferguson era.
The England international had two memorable seasons in 2008-09 and 2009-10 where he was at the peak of his goalscoring powers but as it turns out, those were also some of his most miserable moments in a Manchester United shirt.