(Video) On this day 2004: Wayne Rooney nets a hat-trick on Manchester United debut

(Video) On this day 2004: Wayne Rooney nets a hat-trick on Manchester United debut

On this day 19 years ago, a young Wayne Rooney introduced himself to Old Trafford with a hat-trick on his Manchester United debut.

The baby-faced forward was granted his maiden outing shortly after his £27 million move from Everton, and it came on a Champions League night under the lights in M16.

United were taking on Fenerbache in a group-stage clash, which ended 6-2 in the Reds’ favour. Rooney scored three of the goals and contributed an assist – a sign of things to come.

He subsequently became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the competition aged 18 years 335 days.

Happy Birthday, @WayneRooney!

Who remembers his #UCL debut? pic.twitter.com/GS0cVaDLVh

— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 24, 2019

They just don’t make ‘em like Wazza anymore.

Footage courtesy of the Champions League.

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