Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's all-time leading goal scorer

Jan 22, 2017, 00:38
Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's all-time leading goal scorer

Jose Mourinho has hailed Wayne Rooney as "a legend of Manchester United", after his last-gasp equalizer against Stoke City on Saturday, saw him break the club's goalscoring record.

And the problems continue to mount for Sam Allardyce, who is still looking for his first win as Crystal Palace boss after a late Seamus Coleman strike earned Everton a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park and sunk the Eagles into the bottom three.

After struggling for playing time earlier in the campaign, Crouch has played a full 90 minutes in his side's last three league games and has scored a goal in all three.

And it was just magnificent.

Number 250 came from the left-hand side of the box with an arching, dipping free-kick that flew past Lee Grant at his far post.

And according to the Manchester Evening News, the striker is set to share out the entirety of the earnings to four children's charities, which include Claire House Children's Hospice, Alder Hey Children's Charity, the Manchester United Foundation and the NSPCC. "Wayne is only 31 and still going strong, so I don't think he's done by a long stretch yet", the 71-year-old told ManUtd.com.

England manager Gareth Southgate has sent his congratulations to Wayne Rooney, who this afternoon became Manchester United's record goalscorer.

"I'm a team player but records are important".

Breaking records is one thing, now Rooney's priority will be hauling United up the standings.

"He deserves his place in the history books", Charlton said.

"To be leading goalscorer for United - overtaking Sir Bobby - and for England is an incredible achievement". "It's about a career and I still feel there's a lot more to come, but overall it's a really proud moment for me".

Rooney arrived at Old Trafford in 2004 in a £27 million move from Everton and scored a sensational hat-trick on his debut against Fenerbahce in the Champions League.

Juan Mata was responsible for missing the best chance of the first half.

"It's been a little more hard for him this year maybe, he hasn't started every game, but he's still an outstanding player and credit to him", said the former Man United striker. "And I can't see anybody doing that for a long, long time".

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