How's this for a first time volley? An amazing volley by the golden boy, Wayne Rooney...first time crack that swerves into the upper corner. There's no hesitation by Rooney, he goes for the first time volley immediately.
Quote: “I saw it in the air and I knew it was going to be a difficult bounce. So I just took a gamble and I'm lucky enough it paid off.”
As David Moyes said recently, Rooney learned to play the game on the streets with his friends:
“Wayne Rooney was and is an exceptional talent,” he said, according to the Daily Telegraph. “When we sold him to Manchester United, he was fantastic. When he left Everton, he was already an outstanding player.
“Some of the things he used to do in training, we would stand back and look at each other and say: 'How did he do that?’ You would see the staff exchange glances as if to say: 'Can you believe that?’
“He was brilliant, some of the stuff he did. He was football-mad – every training session he would run out, volleying the ball everywhere. He was just a really good 16-year-old footballer but the thing was, he could have left training and then gone out into the street and played with his pals and thought nothing of it.
“A lot of people use the terminology 'street footballer’ and I really think Wayne was the last of the classic street footballers. You could see him in the street, hitting the ball against the walls with his friends. Part of that culture has gone but, coming from Glasgow, I knew what it was like. I do think Wayne really was the last true street footballer I have worked with.”