Manchester United fan asks Wayne Rooney's son Kai for his autograph - he's five years old

The Manchester United and England captain was shown up on Sunday by his own son

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Move over Wayne Rooney. The rejuvenated striker may be the captain of Manchester United and England, but it appears fans simply aren’t interested anymore. Instead, it’s his five-year-old son Kai who is being pestered for his autograph at Old Trafford.

That was the image that a Twitter user by the name of @HammadKhaann captured during Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham that kept United ahead of rivals Liverpool in the race for the top four and put distance between themselves and the chasing pack of Spurs and Southampton.

Rooney Snr was busy putting in one of his best displays since the turn of the year, with the 29-year-old justifying his return to the frontline with United’s third goal after he capitalised on a horrendous error from Nabil Bentaleb, before dribbling past Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen to slot the ball beyond the reach of Hugo Lloris.


But one eager United fan was far more interested in gaining the signature of his son Kai rather than cheering on his dad, perhaps in the hope that one day it will be Rooney’s son tearing defences apart and that the autograph will stand as a piece of memorabilia rather than what is probably an uncoordinated scribble.

Wayne Rooney warms up alongside his son Kai

Kai stands alongside his father and United goalkeeper David De Gea


Rooney poses with his son Kai ahead of the game against Spurs

A fan asks Kai Rooney for his autograph

Kai was enjoying his day out as United’s official mascot, as he walked out alongside his father at the Theatre of Dreams before the match got underway.