Rooney makes history - breaks Man Utd scoring record

 
Rooney makes history - breaks Man Utd scoring record
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Wayne Rooney scored an injury-time equaliser at Stoke to break Sir Bobby Charlton's Man Utd goals record.

Rooney's strike - his 250 goal - in the 1-1 draw with Stoke, extends Utd's unbeaten run to 17 games.

Wayne Rooney said about Bobby Charlton: "He's such an iconic figure, and has been for so long. When you sign for the club, you realise how important he is. To surpass him in goals is something I never thought I'd do. I have the utmost respect for him.

"He came and congratulated me in the dressing room so I know he's pleased in some way.

"I'm a team player but records are important. When you finish your career you can look back on it and it's something to tell your kids."

"It is an outstanding record and won't be surpassed. It has taken 40-odd years for Sir Bobby's record to be broken which shows how high a mark it was," says Stoke boss and former Manchester United striker, Mark Hughes, speaking to BBC Sport.

Rooney spent two seasons at Everton before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. Since then, with Rooney in the team, United have won the Premier League five times, the UEFA Champions League once, the FIFA Club World Cup once, the FA Community Shield four times, the Football League Cup twice and the FA Cup once.

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