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Wayne Rooney aged 16 scores stunning England goal

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With Wayne Rooney called up to the England squad for the match against Scotland next week, GiveMeSport looks back at one of the lesser-seen great Rooney goals for England.

While most people think Rooney burst onto the England scene a fresh-faced 18-year-old at the 2004 European Championships, he'd actually announced his arrival on the European stage with a stunning goal against Holland at the under-17 Championships two years earlier.

Against the Dutch in the group stage, Rooney, aged 16 at the time, toyed with the Dutch defence, a quick drop of the shoulder on the turn earning him some space.

His technical ability was clear to see, rolling his boot across the top of the ball before cutting back inside and leaving the defender on his backside.

The famous Rooney powerful shot was already there as well despite his tender years, Rooney blasting home from 18 yards. The Holland keeper didn't even move.

The full senior England team has seen a few Rooney specials since, so will we get another against Scotland next Wednesday?

Check out the goal in the video above and have your say in the comments section...

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