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Rooney taking former Cabinteely star under his wing ahead of United test with midfielder on the road to backing up the prediction he made as a 12-year-old

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Jason Knight has had an impressive season with Derby County. Photo: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Jason Knight has had an impressive season with Derby County. Photo: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

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Jason Knight has had an impressive season with Derby County. Photo: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

The programme for last year's Cabinteely Mini World Cup featured a page on a player who has quickly developed into the club's proudest export.

It included a reproduced entry from this individual's sixth class yearbook.

"Hi, my name is Jason K," the kid wrote in 2013. "I am twelve years old and I live in Ballybrack. My favourite thing to do is play football. In ten years' time, I see myself playing for Barcelona in the blazing hot sun. Then in twenty years' time, I think I will just be finishing up my career and settling down with my wife."