Happy birthday To Manchester United & England Football Team Captain Wayne Rooney. Wayne Mark Rooney was born 24 October 1985, he his an English footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team. He commonly plays as a forward, Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he made his professional début in 2002 at the age of 16. He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. Since then, with Rooney in the team, United have won the Premier League five times, the UEFA Champions League once, the FIFA Club World Cup once and the League Cup twice. In September 2013, Rooney scored his 200th goal for United.