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Wayne Rooney’s son joins Manchester United’s Academy


Wayne Rooney’s son Kai has joined Manchester United’s Academy at the age of six.

Kai has been attending training sessions for his dad’s club alongside Michael Carrick’s son Jacey.

Both rising stars have been training at the club’s old Cliff training ground in Salford, Greater Manchester, which sees around 25 to 30 young players representing the development squad.

When Rooney, 30, is unable to take his son to practice when he is playing away in the week, his mum Coleen takes him instead to make sure he is training, according to The Sun.

A close source told the national paper: “Wayne and Michael really get into it when they bring their boys down.

“The kids seem to love it and have been coming down regularly in the week to train with the young development squad.

“It’s a bit funny because both their dads aren’t playing as much anymore but these guys could be the club’s stars of the future.”

The Red Devils’ development side is made up of promising talent in the local area, who are trained and go on to play for the club’s older age groups if they make the cut.

Youngsters who join United sign schoolboy forms when they are below the age of 16 and if they continue to make good signs then they will sign professional contracts when they are 16 years of age.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)


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