Learn Wayne Rooney’s first-ever interview as a Man Utd participant!

Such little changes, and his rising confidence in entrance of the cameras, are indicators of Rooney’s growing maturity. Those that watched the press convention saying his transfer may have been impressed along with his honesty and composure when questions have been being fired at him from all sides. 

“Since I’ve began taking part in soccer I’ve matured so much, particularly within the final 18 months,” says Wayne. “I believe it’s important to if you’re an expert footballer. Earlier than the European Championships I did plenty of press so I’m getting extra used to the eye. Generally I take pleasure in it. I’ve not bought an issue with it. Being within the public eye doesn’t get me down.”

Huge issues are anticipated of the Liverpudlian. Some have criticised his return of 15 targets in 67 Premiership appearances for Everton since his debut towards Tottenham in August 2002. Others have tagged him a scorer of nice targets with the power to show matches in a struggling Everton aspect. The true check, nonetheless, shall be how he performs surrounded by class gamers. 

Sir Alex has little question that he can have the identical galvanising impact on United as his most influential signing of all time, Eric Cantona, whereas Pele has referred to as Rooney an “thrilling expertise with composure past his years”. “I can see Wayne having the identical influence as Eric Cantona had on the staff once I signed him,” stated Sir Alex. “I’m very excited. We’ve got bought the very best younger participant this nation has seen prior to now 30 years. Wayne just isn’t the completed article but, however he’s a unbelievable expertise and he proved that at Euro 2004. He has marvellous potential.”

“Cantona was a superb participant,” says Wayne. “It is flattering to be in comparison with him due to what he achieved, however I’ve solely been taking part in professionally for 2 years. I’ve bought to show who I’m. Clearly there’s going to be expectations, however I’m assured that I can fulfil them.”

With so few Scousers selecting to play for United, Wayne should have questioned what sort of welcome he would get, particularly with the historic rivalry between the 2 cities. “Sure I did marvel however fortunately it was good and the followers appeared to take to me,” says Rooney. “It was good to see them outdoors Outdated Trafford ready to see me after I would signed, shouting my identify and saying I would made the precise determination. Having the England lads like Scholesy and the Nevilles has helped me settle in, too. However I am fed up speaking about it now, I simply wish to begin taking part in for United, get on the market on the pitch and get my first objective.”

Rooney says his first goal is to get within the staff and preserve his place, however he accepts he could should be on the bench as a part of his growth at Outdated Trafford. “If I am not taking part in effectively then I am unable to have any complaints if I am not within the staff,” he says. “My goal is to get a daily place within the aspect. I am solely 18 and have nonetheless bought so much to show and study, however there is not any higher place to do it than right here.

“I wish to get some silverware this season. There is no cause why we will not win the European Cup with the squad we have got. Manchester United is an enormous membership and I hope I can keep right here for the remainder of my profession.”