In pictures: Wayne Rooney’s career

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.

Soccer – FA Barclaycard Premiership – Everton v Arsenal
Wayne Rooney, top, celebrates scoring his first Everton goal as a 16-year-old against Arsenal with team-mate Kevin Campbell (Nick Potts/PA)

England v Australia
Australia’s Craig Moore, right, tackles a 17-year-old Wayne Rooney on his senior England debut in February 2003 (Nick Potts/PA)

Wayne Rooney – Ford Sportka Car – Goodison Park, Liverpool
Everton striker Wayne Rooney posing with his new Ford Sportka car after passing his driving test in August 2003 (PA)

Soccer – Wayne Rooney Filer
New Manchester United signing Wayne Rooney, right, and manager Sir Alex Ferguson in August 2004 (Gareth Copley/PA)

Soccer – FIFA World Cup Quarter Final – England v Portugal – Gelsenkirchen
Wayne Rooney is sent off after stamping on Ricardo Carvalho during the 2006 World Cup quarter-final clash with Portugal (Martin Rickett/PA)

Soccer – FA Barclays Premiership – Manchester United v West Ham United – Old Trafford
Wayne Rooney lifts the Barclays Premiership trophy for the first time at the end of the 2006-07 season (Martin Rickett/PA)

Soccer – UEFA Champions League – Final – Manchester United v Chelsea – Luzhniki Stadium
Rooney celebrates Manchester United’s 2008 Champions League victory over Chelsea with his team-mates (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Soccer – UEFA Euro 2016 – Qualifying – Group E – England v Switzerland – Wembley Stadium
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 Press Conference – Goodison Park
Wayne Rooney signs autographs after rejoining Everton in July 2017 (Nigel French/PA)

DC United Training Session Handout Photos – RFK Stadium Auxiliary Field
Wayne Rooney during a DC United training session after his move to the MLS (DC United)

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