Wayne Rooney Links up With Former Manchester United Strike Partner in Delightful Moment

Wayne Rooney Links up With Former Manchester United Strike Partner in Delightful Moment

  • Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez linked up in a heartwarming moment recently
  • The pair formed a successful partnership at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson
  • Both former United players are now in the MLS, with Rooney handling coaching duties with DC United

Football fans were treated to a delightful moment on Tuesday, January 24 as Wayne Rooney reunited with his former teammate Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez in the US.

The two met up in Los Angeles and engaged in an embrace before exchanging a few words.

Hernandez took to his social media to express his delight at meeting his former teammate, who shared glorious moments with him at Manchester United.

Rooney, Hernandez, Premier League
Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez are seen on the substitutes bench during the PL match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on January 20, 2013. Photo by Clive Mason
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"It's great to see you again after all this time," Hernandez wrote. "Thanks for all the memories we shared on and off the field. Wish you nothing but the best!" Once a red always a red!"

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How long did Rooney and Hernandez play together?

Hernandez’s very first stint in Europe was with Manchester United, a club he joined in 2010 from Guadalajara.

At the time, Rooney was the main man up front, but the England international needed a backup striker as he recently admitted he did not enjoy playing as an outright number 9.

Rooney, Chicharito
Rooney (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Antonio Valencia (R) and Javier Hernandez (2nd L) during the FA Cup third-round replay between Man United and West Ham United. Photo: PAUL ELLIS
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Rooney and Hernandez ended up spending six years together at Old Trafford, winning the Premier League twice, 2010-11 and 2012-13, per Transfermkt.

Sir Alex Ferguson famously started the pair together in the 2011 Champions League final, where they were embarrassed 3-1 by Barcelona.

Currently, Hernandez, 34, plays for LA Galaxy, while Rooney is the head coach of fellow MLS giants DC United.

The two are currently looking ahead of the new MLS season which kicks off on February 25.

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Hernandez’s LA Galaxy will come up against LAFC, while Rooney’s DC United will face Toronto FC.

Man United leads in list of most valuable clubs

Sports Brief also highlighted the highest-value clubs at the moment, and Manchester United is top of the list.

According to a study by Sportico, the Red Devils' value has increased by 28 per cent over a two-year period.

United now have a valuation of $5.95 billion, while Liverpool is placed second with a valuation of $4.71b.

Source: SportsBrief.com