The former DC United star is now sporting quite a beard. Rooney’s beard almost tops Messi’s beard. Actually Rooney’s beard is a bit thicker than Messi’s.
Yes, of course Rooney is a Manchester United legend and only had a short stint playing in the MLS with DC United, perhaps one of the greatest footballers to ever play for the club, but he’s not done yet. Rooney nearly scored against his old club the other day, beard and all.
Rooney agreed a deal to return to England as a player-coach with Championship side Derby County. And in the FA Cup fifth round fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford Rooney almost scored from a free kick.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) March 5, 2020
Funny enough, Nike Soccer predicted Rooney sporting a long beard in this Write the Future ad.
Write the Future features football players Didier Drogba, Fabio Cannavaro, Wayne Rooney, Franck Ribéry, Ronaldinho, and Cristiano Ronaldo as its main players. All of the soccer players play in a scenario during a World Cup match and after significant events occur, the players usually see a significant ripple effect outside the world of football.