Wayne's world! Rooney marks 10 years of screamers and silverware at the very top of the game
17:41 GMT, 20 August 2012
'Instant control. Fancies his chances. Oh, brilliant goal! Remember the name, Wayne Rooney!'
Clive Tyldesley's excited words provided the perfect accompaniment to Wayne Rooney's breakthrough goal in the Premier League. Well, we did remember the name. How could we forget
It is nearly 10 years since that screamer against Arsenal set Rooney on his way to the top of the English game and on Monday he returns to Goodison Park with Manchester United on the 10th anniversary of his league debut.
Since the goal that launched his career, Rooney has celebrated scoring another 227 times – he has 199 goals for Everton and United, and 29 for England.
There hasn't been a season since without a Rooney purple patch or at least a Rooney goal-of-the-season contender. Here, Sportsmail picks out a great moment from each of the last 10 seasons.
2002-2003: Remember the name!
Rooney announced himself on to the biggest stage with this famous last-minute strike against Arsenal, which ended the Gunners' lengthy unbeaten run and made him the youngest Premier League goalscorer.
Aged just 16, it came two months after his senior debut in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham and dynamited any efforts by Everton to keep their precocious talent under wraps. The secret was out and a star was born.
2003-2004: England's great hope
It didn't take long for England to come calling for Rooney and Sven Goran Eriksson handed him the first of 75 caps so far in a friendly defeat to Australia in February 2003.
This clip shows a baby-faced Rooney in one of his first England appearances against Denmark at Old Trafford, outsprinting the defence to reach a loose ball and lashing it into the roof of the net.
With England's biggest clubs chasing his signature, it would be Rooney's last season at Everton. He scored nine goals in 2003-2004, including this one against Leicester City with a brilliant drop of the shoulder.
2004-2005: Manchester Magician
In the summer of 2004, Rooney turned down a new three-year, 12,000-a-week contract with Everton and Manchester United stepped in. Rooney, 18, was on his way to Old Trafford for 25.6m, the highest fee paid for a player under 20.
He had the debut of his dreams, scoring a hat-trick in a Champions League tie with Fenerbahce at Old Trafford.
United endured a poor season, finishing third in the league – their lowest ever Premier League finish – and were dumped out of Europe by AC Milan.
But Rooney's goals offered optimism for the future, notably this spectacular first-time volley in a 2-1 home win over Newcastle.
2005-2006: Season of frustration
Rooney finished 2004-2005 as the PFA Young Player of the Year, but the following year was largely one of disappointment as United remained a team in transition.
He won his first trophy – the League Cup – after scoring twice in a 4-0 win over Wigan, but United were a long way short of Chelsea in the league and crashed out of Europe in the group stages.
But despite a broken metatarsal which curtailed his season, Rooney managed an impressive 16 goals, including this example of his excellent touch and powerful shot against Arsenal.
2006-2007: League champion
United bounced back the following season, with Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo providing the spark in another great Alex Ferguson side.
He scored 14 league goals and was rewarded with a winner's medal as United ended Chelsea's brief spell of dominance.
They were also a force in Europe, but were destined to fall just short. Rooney's two goals in the first leg of the semi-final with Milan gave United a narrow 3-2 advantage, only for the Italians to walk the second leg 3-0.
His winner in the first game is a treat, beating the goalkeeper at the near post with an unstoppable low drive.
2007-2008: Best in all Europe
United dominated at home and abroad, with the partnership between Rooney and Ronaldo flourishing with each and every game.
Rooney finished the season with 18 goals, 12 of them in the league and two of them in this away game at Newcastle which shows the pair at their very best.
First, Ronaldo crosses from the left for Rooney to convert at the back post and in the second half, Rooney curls in an immaculate goal from the edge of the box.
2008-2009: Twenty goal man
United again romped to the Premier League title in 2009, their third in a row, but a second consecutive European success eluded them as Barcelona won the Champions League final in Rome.
Rooney hit 20 goals across all competitions, including 12 in the league once more.
Naturally, they came at vital times, such as in this comeback win against Spurs at Old Trafford in late April. In an exhibition of his all-round talents, Rooney scored twice, set up two more and helped win a penalty.
2009-2010: The menace of Milan
This campaign was Rooney's best yet – he scored 34 goals in all competitions, including 26 in the league and five in Europe – though United would end up with just the League Cup.
He was at his brilliant best in United's demolition of AC Milan in the Champions League second round. In the San Siro, he scored two brilliantly-placed headers as United won 3-2.
Another two followed to settle the tie at Old Trafford in a 4-0 rout – a header and a great finish in a one-on-one.
He also scored in the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich in the next round but an ankle injury ruined his – and United's – hopes of silverware.
2010-2011: Ups and downs
Rooney returned to action after a poor World Cup with England and stunned the football world in October by saying he wanted to leave United.
After a lot of negotiation and compromise, the club persuaded him to sign a new five-year contract on significantly better terms.
His future assured, Rooney finally settled into the season – his goals guiding United to a 19th title and the European Cup final, where they were again second best to Barcelona.
Arguably the greatest Rooney moment came with a bicycle kick against Manchester City, a moment played over and over again.
2011-2012: Peak of his powers
Rooney started the season as he meant to go on, with a goal on the opening day. It was the first of 27 in the Premier League and 35 in all as he discovered some of the finest form of his career.
In a blistering start to the season, United were goal crazy and Rooney was exceptional in the 8-2 win against Arsenal, scoring two free-kicks and a penalty.
But the season didn't go all his own way – United failed to win a trophy and went through the trauma of City snatching the title with the last kick of the season.