"To score a hat-trick on your debut in the Champions League was a great feeling," Wayne Rooney told UEFA.com as he wound back the clock to 28 September 2004.
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Wayne Rooney rewinds to September 2004, when he marked his Manchester United debut with a hat-trick against Fenerbahçe in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
"I was excited for the game," said Rooney, now captain of both United and England, "and it couldn't have gone any better. The first goal I scored was a nice through ball by Ruud [van Nistelrooy] and I managed to hit it over the goalkeeper with my left foot. It was a great relief more than anything because at the time it was a lot of money for a young player. [The third] was a special moment which I'll never forget. To score a hat-trick on your debut in the Champions League was a great feeling."
Hear more from Rooney and watch the goal in the video above