Wayne Rooney shared a throwback Instagram picture of him as a young schoolboy on Thursday.
Rooney captioned the picture: “Liverpool Schoolboys team photo aged 10. Who can spot me? #tbt”.
However, the Manchester United striker is instantly recognisable in the snap by his easily distinguishable grin (back row, second left).
The England forward began his football journey with Liverpool Schoolboys and his record of 72 goals in a single season for them stood until May 2010.
Fast forward 21 years and Rooney is United’s and England’s record goal-scorer – but he has come in for a lot of criticism this season.
There is mounting speculation that he will leave Old Trafford in the summer having lost his regular starting place in September and scored just two Premier League goals all campaign.
However, United legend Paul Scholes believes Rooney should have the final say on whether or not he exits the club this summer.
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“If he wants to stay, great. If he doesn’t, wants to go and play football… you have to respect his decision,” Scholes told Omnisport.
“He’s been a sensational footballer for Manchester United, won great things, scored a ridiculous amount of goals. I think he’s earned the right to decide what he wants to do.”