Photos: Wayne Rooney's 10 years in the Premier League

Wayne Rooney at 16, playing in pre-season for Everton in 2002. Photo: PA

Wayne Rooney is aiming to have as much fun in his second decade as a Premier League player as he did in his first.

It is amazing to think 10 years have passed since Rooney made his top-flight bow as a raw 16-year-old for Everton against Tottenham.

That Rooney should be heading back to Goodison Park to mark the occasion seems somehow fitting, even if the reception he gets from the supporters he has always considered himself one of tends to be less than friendly these days.

With four Premier League titles and a Champions League winners' medal to show for his time at Manchester United, Rooney has no need to justify why he left the Toffees just two years after that momentous debut.

But he realises there is much more to achieve.

"I'm still fairly young," he said. "I feel young anyway.

"It's great to have played in the Premier League for 10 years.

"It's an exciting league and I still feel exactly the same about my football as I did when I made my debut.

"It does feel like a long time ago, though.

"I just hope I can play for another 10 years and have as much enjoyment as I did in my first 10."

Check out our gallery of Rooney's decade in the top flight below...

Tussling with Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher in the Merseyside derby in 2003. Credit: PA
From blue to red: Rooney signed for Manchester Utd in the summer of 2004. Credit: PA
Warming up with esteemed United team-mate Paul Scholes in 2005 before a Champions League match against Benfica. Credit: PA
With the man-of-the-match award for the 2006 Carling Cup final - United beat Wigan. Credit: PA
Celebrating a goal against Middlesbrough in 2007. Credit: PA
Champions of England in 2008 - and lifting the trophy with team-mate Rio Ferdinand. Credit: PA
Rooney in his element for United in 2009 at Fratton Park. Credit: PA
Enjoying life at Man Utd's Carrington training ground in the autumn of 2010. Credit: PA
Team player: Rooney is mobbed by team-mates after scoring against Blackburn in May 2011. Credit: PA
Revelling in a league win over Liverpool at Old Trafford in February 2012. Credit: PA