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Nike unveil celebratory Rooney banner outside Old Trafford

Much of Wayne Rooney's career has been the stuff of football fantasy. Last minute winners, titles defining moments and records shattered. In marking an almighty achievement which saw Rooney become Manchester United's all time leading goal scorer, Nike took to the skyline to display their support for a player for which we shall forever remember the name.

It was of course in Everton colours that we so vividly remember the words "Remember the name, Wayne Rooney", however it is in the proud red of Manchester United in which this player has dominated the Premier League for so many years. Having been a Nike athlete throughout his time at United too, his ties with the brand are binding through decades. The brand also celebrated this milestone moment with a special edition Nike Hypervenom dubbed the 'WR250'.

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Messages of congratulations flowed from around the footballing community as Rooney scored yet another peach as United equalised against Stoke on Saturday. Nike were first off the mark as they unveiled this banner just outside Old Trafford for the United faithful to see as they returned back home from an away trip. Spanning the entire side of Manchester's 'Hotel Football' it see's 250 individual O's make up Rooney's name. A fitting tribute to a player who has unlocked many an emotion for the United fans.

Want a momento of the 250? Hit up the Nike Hypervenom 'WR250'.


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