The بطاقة النقد الاجنبى Evertonian striker completed his dream move to Old Trafford just hours before the close of the transfer window on Tuesday 31 August 2004. 2003 season against Tottenham at Goodison Park.
Nine games later he scored his first Premiership goal at the age of 16 – a last minute wonder strike which earned Everton a dramatic 2-1 victory over Arsenal. Wayne’s talents were soon recognised at international level and he became England’s youngest ever player in February 2003 when he came on as a substitute against Australia at Upton Park. He is also the youngest player to have scored for his country at the age of 17 in September 2003 against Macedonia. His reputation as one of the world’s most exciting young players was further enhanced by his hugely impressive performances for England at Euro 2004 in Portugal. Wayne’s four goals in four games against Switzerland and Croatia, which included a stunning 25-yard strike against the Croats, were enough to convince Sir Alex Ferguson that he had to sign up the striker he had been tracking since he was a 14-year-old.
Following intense transfer negotiations with Everton, United finally got their man to the obvious delight of the Reds boss. I am very excited,” beamed Fergie. I think we have got the best young player this country has seen in the past 30 years. Wayne himself can’t wait to begin a new chapter in an already impressive career. As soon as I knew United were interested, there was only one place I was going.