Rooney Equals Bobby Charlton’s United Goal Record

Rooney after scoring the record goal. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester United forward, Wayne Rooney said becoming the Club’s joint record goalscorer, on 249 goals, with Sir Bobby Charlton was a “proud moment” after his seventh-minute strike against Reading set the FA Cup holders on the way to a resounding 4-0 victory.


The finish at Old Trafford that drew him level with Charlton came when he beat Reading’s Ali al-Habshi with his right knee. 
“It’s a proud moment, especially to do so at such a massive club like Manchester United,” Rooney said. “I’m hugely honoured to be able to play for this football club, and to be up there in terms of goals with Sir Bobby is a really proud moment for me. Hopefully I’ll be there out on my own soon, but I’ll enjoy today because it’s a real honour.
“I’m enjoying my football and I’m thankful to score again It’s a huge part of my life this football club and I’m really honoured to be up there alongside Sir Bobby. Of course you want to break records in front of your home fans.

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