United striker Wayne and his wife Coleen, 26, announced the sex of their unborn child on Twitter on Friday morning after the pair went for a scan.
The 26-year-old, who already has a son, three-year-old Kai, with the England ace said the parents are thrilled by the news.
With Manchester United topping the Premier League at Christmas, it's good news all round for the Rooney clan.
She tweeted: 'Absolutely loved seeing our baby on the scan yesterday!!! We decided to find out the sex...... It's a ..... BOY!! So exciting @WayneRooney.'