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Kai Rooney goes on Manchester United away trip as son of Wayne, 11, continues academy rise

Wayne Rooney’s son Kai, 11, goes on his first Manchester United away trip as he continues his rise through the Red Devils’ academy… but he’s still sporting the hair-do of City star Phil Foden!

  • Kai Rooney has gone on his first away trip with Manchester United’s academy
  • The 11-year-old joined the youth set-up in 2020 and is rising up the ranks 
  • Rooney played for the Under-11s last season and scored a hat-trick against Stoke
  • The youngster was sporting the hairstyle of Manchester City’s Phil Foden 

Kai Rooney continued his development at the Manchester United academy by going on an away trip with the Red Devils for the first time. 

The 11-year-old son of United and England’s all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney is trying to follow in his father’s footsteps and make the Old Trafford first-team, and was playing for the club’s Under-11s side last season. 

Rooney Junior is a young and up-and-coming striker like his father before him and his mother, Coleen Rooney, posted an image of Kai in full Manchester United kit and packed for an away day with the club.

Kai Rooney has gone on his first away trip with the Manchester United academy this week

Kai is the son of former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney (above)

Kai is the son of former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney (above)

The mother of four wished her eldest son good fortune on his travels as she uploaded the photo on social media, writing: ‘Good luck to my son Kai on his first away trip with Manchester United.’ 

The snap from Coleen sees the youngster sporting the Phil Foden hairstyle in tribute to the England’s star’s dramatic look just before the Euro 2020 tournament – even though Foden plays for United’s arch-rivals Manchester City.

Coleen, who also shared that snap on Instagram, wrote: ‘Gave in to the Phil Foden hair!! All tournament they have asked for it, So once the school holidays started I said why not!!’ 

Kai has been sporting the Phil Foden hairstyle in recent months

But the England star plays for Manchester City, the rivals of his father's former club

Kai has been sporting the Phil Foden hairstyle in recent months, even though the England star (right) plays for Manchester City

Kai – Rooney’s eldest son – caused another comical stir among the Manchester United faithful earlier this summer when he was seen wearing a hoodie of arch-rivals City whilst holding a puppy. 

Responding to the picture of Kai, Rio Ferdinand , who played for United from 2002 to 2014 before retiring the following year, said: ‘What’s he doing in that top????’ 

Kai did please the United fans last season, however, by scoring a hat-trick and providing three more assists in a 6-3 victory over Stoke City’s Under-11s last season. 

Kai also wore a Manchester City hoodie in a recent image uploaded by his mother Coleen

Kai also wore a Manchester City hoodie in a recent image uploaded by his mother Coleen

He has been at the Manchester United academy since December 2020, with his famous football father posing with his son and Coleen when he was signing his terms.

Rooney uploaded the family image on Instagram with the caption: ‘Proud day. Kai signing for @manchesterunited. Keep up the hard work son.’ 

England’s all-time record goalscorer, 38, – now in charge of Derby Count – first joined United from Everton in 2004. 

Kai has been at the Man United academy since December 2020 and played with U11s last year

Kai has been at the Man United academy since December 2020 and played with U11s last year

He is the eldest son on England legend Wayne (right) who scored 253 times for United

He is the eldest son on England legend Wayne (right) who scored 253 times for United

The former England striker had a glittering 13-year career at Old Trafford, scoring 253 times in 559 appearances and breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing goal record in January 2017. 

During his remarkable career at Old Trafford, Rooney won five Premier League titles, three League Cups, one FA Cup, one Europa League and one Champions League. 

Rooney left for boyhood club Everton in 2017 before joining MLS outfit DC United prior to moving to Derby.

The former England and United captain is still adored by the United faithful thanks to his incredible service to the club during their glory years under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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