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World’s Ten Most Wanted Players In 2004 – Where Are They Now? Man United Stars Alongside Man City Flop And Freddy Adu

Ten years ago, the Guardian posted this list of the world’s most wanted young players. A decade on, we look back at their picks, and see how things have turned out.

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Wayne Rooney Manchester United

Wayne Rooney

Age 18 Club Everton Position Striker Nationality English

“Currently experiencing a difficult second season but a certain member of England’s team for Euro 2004.”

Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United in the summer and has just reached his 100th cap for England. An unqualified HIT.

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