Wayne Rooney momentarily took the spotlight off Manchester United’s game with Sheffield United to reveal that his son Kai had signed for the club.
The record goalscorer for the Red Devils hopes to see his own flesh and blood practice his trade in years to come at Old Trafford too.
Rooney posted on social media a photo of 11-year-old Kai, along with mum Coleen.
It showed his son’s famous moment of putting his pen on paper, and United even got him a No.10 shirt to show off.
The post was captioned by Rooney: ‘Proud Day. Signing for @ManUtd by Kai. Keep up the son of the hard career.’
Under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho, dad Wayne spent 13 seasons scoring goals for United.
Before making his emotional return to Everton, he managed 253 in all for the Red Devils.
Rooney’s playing days at Derby County now look to be coming to an end as he turns his attention to coaching and management.
In future years, performing on the pitch could instead be Kai’s job, with the youngster committed to making a name for himself.
When he was just nine years old, Manchester City was officially scheduled to sign Kai.
But United have managed to see their neighbors off to tie the kid down as he prepares to grow up in their highly respected youth set up.
However, Rooney’s eldest son has plenty to live up to, well beyond the records broken at Old Trafford by the United icon.
In an England jersey, in 120 appearances for his country, Rooney scored 53 times.