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Can Kai Rooney match up to his father's achievements at Manchester United?Reuters

Like father, like son! Manchester United talisman Wayne Rooney's son Kai has joined the youth setup of the Premier League giants, the Sun reported exclusively on Sunday. The six-year-old is plying his trade alongside Jacey, the son of Red Devils midfielder Michael Carrick.

Whether the young guns can grow up to make as big a name for themselves as their fathers have done over the years, needs to be seen. Kai Rooney and Jacey Carrick train with around 25 other youngsters from the United development squad at the club's Cliff training ground in Salford, Greater Manchester. 

"Wayne and Michael really get into it when they bring their their boys down," the British publication quoted a source as saying. "The kids seem to love it and have been coming down regularly in the week to train with the young development squad.

"It's a bit funny because both their dads aren't playing as much any more but these guys could be the club's stars of the future."

It remains to be seen now whether Kai can live up to his father's achievements. The youngster has been seen quite often in the football field with his dad, who made his debut for the Red Devils side at the age of 18, when he joined the Manchester outfit from Everton for a fee of £25.6 million in 2004.

As of Monday, October 10, 2016, Rooney has a total of 535 appearances for the club, scoring 248 goals and assisting 139 of them. He has won a total of five Premier League titles and an UEFA Champions League title.  

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