Dropped by Manchester United and booed by England fans, it is fair to say that Wayne Rooney has not had the best start to the season.
It is not entirely bad news for the Rooney family, though, with the Red Devils captain's son having been signed by United's youth development squad.
Six-year-old Kai participated in training at the club's academy and has reportedly now joined the ranks as he seeks to follow in his father's footsteps, much like Michael Carrick's child Jacey.
A source quoted by The Sun said: "Wayne and Michael really get into it when they bring their their boys down.
“The kids seem to love it and have been coming down regularly in the week to train with the young development squad.
“It’s a bit funny because both their dads aren’t playing as much any more but these guys could be the club’s stars of the future.”