Wayne Rooney 31, signed for Manchester United in 2004 for a reported fee of £25.6 million from Everton. Then, it was a huge fee for a player that is just 18 years old. Sir Alex Ferguson made it known then that it was big task convincing the board to shell out such huge amount for a young player.

Rooney wasted no time to settle. He made his debut September 28, 2004 against Fenerbache in the champions league and scored a hat-trick which made him the youngest player to have scored a hat-trick in a champions league match, he was only 18 years 335 days old.



Manchester united were down to Juan Mata own goal in the 19th minute before Rooney curled a good free-kick to rescue a point for United in the 90th minute.

Rooney is the now a Manchester United leading goal scorer of all time after beating Sir Bobby Charlton record of 249 goals and at age 31, Rooney has plenty years ahead of him to extend his lead.

The man Rooney broke his record Sir Bobby Charlton was one of the first to congratulate the legend.