VIDEO: ON THIS DAY | Rooney Debut Hat-trick Lights Up Old Trafford | Manchester United 6-2 Fenerbahce

Manchester United defeated Fenerbahce in the UEFA Champions League, and Wayne Rooney got his career off to a dream start with a brilliant hat-trick.

Ryan Giggs headed the hosts ahead before Rooney grabbed centre stage, firing in his first goal from Ruud van Nistelrooy’s precision pass.

He rifled in a second from 20 yards out and scored a second-half free-kick. Marcio Nobre and Tuncay twice reduced the deficit for the Turkish side, but late goals from Van Nistelrooy and David Bellion made sure of the result.

With Rooney making his first appearance in a United shirt since his £27m move from Everton, all eyes at Old Trafford were on the England striker.

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And the 18-year-old did not disappoint, instinctively laying the ball off for Bellion on the right only for the Frenchman to produce a poor cross.

It was the first hat-trick of Rooney’s senior career and capped a simply breathtaking display of attacking football from the teenage prodigy.

Watch the video below..