The in-form striker has netted hat-tricks in two successive games after restoring his hairline.
And by the England man’s reckoning there is a direct link between the length of his locks and his prowess in front of goal.
“I should get over 100 goals if I grow my hair,” said Rooney
“I’m targeting 120 goals this season, and I’m prepared to play in a turban if it gets too long – anything to keep me scoring.”
The effect of long hair on players’ ability is yet to be proven in football.
But there is logic in Rooney’s claims, say scientists.
“Just look at David Seaman and David James,” says David Smith, head of performance research at the Zurich Institute of Sport.
“The longer and more bizarre their hair became, the worse they were at keeping out shots.
“That probably indicates some sort of link between shit hair and goals flying in. Rooney might be onto something here.”