Manchester United had splashed the cash to bring Wayne Rooney to Old Trafford, but a foot injury sustained at Euro 2004 meant his debut was delayed...and the hype grew and grew. Was he up to playing for a big club on the biggest stage? Or would nerves get the better of him on his big night? A hat trick in a 6-2 win over Fenerbahce–despite lining up alongside less-than-successful United alumni Kleberson and David Bellion–was the resounding answer. It said YES.

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