The story of Wayne Rooney's first year at Man United after the summer transfer which saw him become Britain's most expensive teenage footballer. Includes all the action from Rooney's first season at the club, a first person glimpse into the life of one of the game's top players. Features exclusive behind-the-scenes access at Old Trafford and Man. U.'s state-of- the art training complex.
Rooney's agent snubbed a three-year, £12,000-a-week contract offer from Everton in August 2004, leaving Manchester and Newcastle to compete for his signature. The Times reported that Newcastle were close to signing him for £18.5 M., as confirmed by his agent, but Manchester ultimately won the bidding war and Rooney signed at the end of the month after a £25.6 M; deal with Everton was reached. It was the highest fee ever paid for a player under 20 years old; Rooney was still only 18 when he left Everton.
Rooney was given the number 8 shirt after his arrival at Old Trafford. He made his United debut on 28 September 2004 in a 6–2 Champions League group stage win over Fenerbahçe, scoring a hat-trick and laying on an assist. However, his first season at Old Trafford ended without winning a trophy as United could only manage a third place finish in the league (having been champions or runners-up on all but two previous occasions since 1992) and failed to progress to the last eight of the UEFA Champions League. United had more success in the cup competitions, but were edged out of the League Cup in the semi finals by a Chelsea side who also won the Premier League title that season, and a goalless draw with Arsenal in the FA Cup final was followed by a penalty shoot-out defeat. However, Rooney was United's top league scorer that season with 11 goals, and was credited with the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Codec H264, Mkv
DvdRip, 2005, 60mntsChapters, 16/9e