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7-year-old son of Manchester United legend training with rivals - report

By Emma Sanders

Wayne Rooney’s 7-year-old son, Kai Rooney, is currently training with Manchester City’s academy, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claim the United captain’s son has been taking part in training sessions at the City Football Academy in recent weeks.

Rooney has been seen accompanying him to the sessions and talking to parents at the City ground despite his allegiances with Manchester United.

Kai had been training with United’s academy from October but he seems to have crossed paths to their arch rivals and has “impressed” coaching staff according to the report.

The 7-year-old is Rooney’s eldest son but it appears the United and England captain has no qualms about which team he could potentially play for in the future.

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It’s no surprise Kai has impressed coaches given the talents of his father who has gone on to become a Manchester United legend and is still playing regular first-team football despite being in his 12th season with the club.

Rooney has broken a number of records and he became the youngest Premier League goalscorer when he scored for Everton against Arsenal at the age of just 16, taking the record off Michael Owen.

He has since gone on to become the highest ever goal-scorer for England, scoring 53 goals in 118 appearances, surpassing the previous record set by Sir Bobby Charlton.

Kai would not be the only “United kid” to play for a rival team. David Beckham’s sons all had spells with the Arsenal academy and Andy Cole and Robin Van Persie’s sons also played with Manchester City.

In other Manchester United news, this is the expected starting XI to face West Brom.