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In pictures: Wayne Rooney’s career

The 33-year-old will join the Championship side in January.

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his 50th goal for England against Switzerland (Mike Egerton/PA)
Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his 50th goal for England against Switzerland (Mike Egerton/PA)

Wayne Rooney’s illustrious career will take a new turn when the 33-year-old DC United striker returns to English football with Derby as a player-coach.

Rooney’s journey in the game has taken him from teenage prodigy at Everton to multiple trophy-winner at Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer.

Here, PA takes a look back at his career in pictures.

Wayne Rooney, top, celebrates scoring his first Everton goal as a 16-year-old against Arsenal with team-mate Kevin Campbell (Nick Potts/PA)
Australia’s Craig Moore, right, tackles a 17-year-old Wayne Rooney on his senior England debut in February 2003 (Nick Potts/PA)
Everton striker Wayne Rooney posing with his new Ford Sportka car after passing his driving test in August 2003 (PA)
New Manchester United signing Wayne Rooney, right, and manager Sir Alex Ferguson in August 2004 (Gareth Copley/PA)
Wayne Rooney is sent off after stamping on Ricardo Carvalho during the 2006 World Cup quarter-final clash with Portugal (Martin Rickett/PA)
Wayne Rooney lifts the Barclays Premiership trophy for the first time at the end of the 2006-07 season (Martin Rickett/PA)
Rooney celebrates Manchester United’s 2008 Champions League victory over Chelsea with his team-mates (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Wayne Rooney becomes England’s leading goalscorer after reaching 50 from the penalty spot to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s record (Mike Egerton/PA)
Wayne Rooney signs autographs after rejoining Everton in July 2017 (Nigel French/PA)
Wayne Rooney during a DC United training session after his move to the MLS (DC United)



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