Wayne Rooney 'delighted' son Kai, 11, has signed for Man Utd and reveals he had 'other options' but chose Red Devils

WAYNE ROONEY is delighted his son Kai signed for Manchester United and revealed he could have joined other clubs.

Kai, 11, put pen to paper on a youth contract at Old Trafford earlier this week and his proud dad admitted he could have gone elsewhere.


The youngster was pictured signing the paperwork alongside his beaming parents Wayne and Coleen.

He was also seen holding up a shirt with No10 on the back – the same number Wayne sported during a glittering career at Old Trafford.

And interim Derby boss Wayne said on Friday: "Yeah I'm a proud dad.

"He's been working hard, he obviously came over to the States with us to continue with his football.

"He went on trial with Manchester United and he's impressed the coaches. He signed his forms yesterday so I'm delighted for him."

The former England captain 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.

He moved back to Everton at the end of that season before joining MLS side DC United in 2018, where he spent just over a year before returning to England with Championship outfit Derby in January.

Rooney revealed Kai had the choice of several clubs but opted for United.

He added: "He did have other options, other clubs to go to but he decided he wants to sign for Manchester United, so it was his decision and not mine."

Coleen wrote on Instagram on Thursday: "Special night.

"Congratulations Kai. I love you and I am so proud of you. Keep trying your best."

Last year a video of the youngster scoring an outrageous free-kick – and then celebrating with a FLIP – went viral.

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