Wayne Rooney breaks Man Utd's goal scoring record

Wayne Rooney breaks Man Utd's goal scoring record

This was Rooney's 546th appearance for United since joining the club from Everton as an 18-year-old in 2004 and during that time he has established himself as England's most prolific marksman, with 53 goals from 119 caps so far, surpassing Charlton's mark of 49. His strike was of pure genius, a goal Italian freekick masters Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero anad Francesco Totti would have be extremely proud of.

"I would be lying to say that I'm not disappointed to have lost the record", the 1966 World Cup victor told United's official website.

Rooney's well-struck free-kick was small consolation for a performance in which United failed to make the most of the chances they created after Mata's own-goal.

Liverpool's defensive gremlins returned as their English Premier League title ambitions suffered a blow in an upset 3-2 home defeat by relegation battlers Swansea. We were very united today, as well as the crowd.

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Rooney's 12-and-a-half association with Manchester United has been strewn with drama.

Manchester United now has a new club leader in terms of career scoring.

Rooney's record 250th goal for the storied club also salvaged a point, down 1-0 late to Stoke. "It has taken 40-odd years for Sir Bobby's record to be broken which shows how high a mark it was".

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"Even though he'll have one year left on his contract, it's a good time to go because he is now the top scorer in the club's history".

With his 250 goal, he broke United legend Bobby Charlton's record. The quality of names on this list highlights the magnitude of Rooney's achievement.

On the scale of Rooney's achievement, Joyce added: "To be fair, he doesn't need people like me talking about him".

Gylfi Sigurdsson's 74th-minute victor ended Liverpool's 17-match unbeaten league run at Anfield and left Juergen Klopp's side seven points behind leaders Chelsea who can widen their lead against strugglers Hull City on Sunday.

Rooney was the next roll of the dice as he came on in place of the unusually poor Mata, but Stoke was continuing to frustrate the visitors. "The little bit of magic from Wayne has got them something from the game". It looked as if that was United's lot, until Wayne Rooney stepped up to smash hime the equaliser. It was a moment of pure genius as Rooney struck the ball from 57 yards after he overpowered James Tomkins and spotted a disoriented West ham keeper Adrian, only to score a spectacular goal.

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