Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Few light bobbles on the lower front
Size: Adult's Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Colour: Red, black & white trim
Seasons: 2004/2005 & 2005/2006
Player: Wayne Rooney
Patches: Premier League
Official Nike Manchester United home long sleeve football shirt from the 2004/05 season. Complete with Rooney #8 on the back of the shirt in official lettering and Premier League patches on the sleeves.
Condition of this original shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Few light bobbles on the lower front (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition.
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.
Rooney made a transfer request in August 2004, despite Everton having made a new contract offer valued at £50,000 per week. Everton then rejected a bid of £20 million from Newcastle, and ultimately signed for Manchester United at the end of the month after a £25.6 million deal was reached. It was the highest fee ever paid for a player under 20 years old; Rooney was still only 18 when he left Everton. Sir Alex Ferguson, then manager of United, said that "There were plenty of eyebrows raised" when he persuaded the club's board of directors to sanction "a multi-million pound" move to try to sign Rooney from Everton.
Rooney was given the number 8 shirt upon his arrival at Old Trafford. He made his United debut on 28 September in a 6–2 home win over Fenerbahçe in the Champions League,scoring a hat-trick and laying on an assist. These goals made Rooney the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League aged 18 years 335 days. However, his first season with Manchester United ended without winning a trophy as they could only manage a third place finish in the league, and failed to progress to the last eight of the Champions League.
United had more success in the cup competitions, but were edged out of the League Cup in the semi-finals by a Chelsea side who also won the Premier League title that season, and a goalless draw with Arsenal in the FA Cup final was followed by a penalty shoot-out defeat. Rooney was United's top league scorer that season with 11 goals, and was credited with the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
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