Wayne Rooney has been appointed the new Derby County manager after impressing as interim boss officially bringing his illustrious playing career to an end.
The former Manchester United and England captain has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Championship club.
Rooney, has overseen three wins and four draws in nine games since taking temporary charge back in November after Phillip Cocu was sacked with the Rams bottom of the table; and they are now 22nd and only in the relegation zone due to goal difference.
Rooney will undoubtedly go down in history as one of United’s – and, indeed, English football’s – greatest-ever forwards.
After breaking through at Everton, he completed his transfer to Old Trafford in August 2004, becoming the world’s most expensive teenager in the process.
In the subsequent 13 years he spent in Manchester, he more than repaid that significant fee, scoring 253 goals in 559 games to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton at the summit of our all-time scoring charts.
The Croxteth-born forward was an integral part of one of the club’s most iconic sides, leading the line with Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez as United swept to domestic and European glory in 2008.