Kai Rooney shares his impressive stats for the 2021/22 season, he has been helming the show

Wayne Rooney‘s son Kai claims to have scored 56 goals and 28 assists in all competitions for Manchester United’s academy in the 2021/22 season.

The 11-year-old forward, who signed a Premier League academy registration in December 2020, has displayed his impressive talents throughout the season.

He scored four goals for United’s under-12 side when they faced rivals Liverpool in October last year and a few months later Rooney scored a wonderful left-footed strike in the Manchester derby.

Talk about following in your father’s footsteps.

And after a successful season in front of goal, the youngster took to Instagram on Wednesday night to share his record 56 goals and 28 assists in all competitions.

Photo credit: Instagram/kairooney.10

Last season, the youngster introduced himself to the world when he scored a hat-trick and three assists in the 6-3 win against Stoke City.

And a few months later, the youngster scored four goals in a Man of the Match performance against Liverpool.

After the full-time whistle, he took to Instagram to share his efforts.

“He’s been working hard, he’s obviously come to the States with us to get on with his football,” Rooney said in December.

“He went on probation at Manchester United and has impressed the coaches. He signed his forms yesterday so I’m happy for him.”

“He had other opportunities, other clubs to go to. But he decided he wanted to sign for Manchester United so it was his decision and not mine.”

Kai Rooney isn’t the only youngster in United’s academy to have a famous father. Cristiano Ronaldo’s son Ronaldo Jr. has played alongside Rooney on numerous occasions this season.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner sees potential in his son’s talent but feels there is still work to be done.

“We’ll see whether my son will be a great footballer,” he said in 2020. “He has potential. He’s fast and dribbles well, but that’s not enough.

“I always tell him that it takes work and dedication to be successful. I’m not going to pressure him to become a footballer, but if you ask me if I want to, yes, I would love to.”

“The most important thing is to become the best in everything he does, be it as a footballer or as a doctor.”

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