Rooney has followed Old Trafford legends such as Denis Law, Mark Hughes and Ruud van Nistelrooy in wearing the legendary number.
And the 22-year-old forward has explained that he feels inspired every time he pulls on the famous numbered jersey.
"They were all greats who scored so many goals for the club so I knew what a big number it was for me," he said in The Sun.
"But that history makes wearing the shirt feel even better and also makes it more of a challenge to succeed.
"When Ruud left and no one took it the following season I asked if I could have the shirt. I had to wait a year until the new kit came out but as soon as that happened I was given it, which was great.
"It's definitely been an important number down the years. It's probably more traditional in South America for the best players to wear No. 10 and when you look at the players who have worn it, it feels great to have the number."