Wayne Rooney has revealed his pride at becoming the leading scorer in the history of Manchester United after notching his 250th goal.
The England international joined the Reds in the summer of 2004, when Sir Alex Ferguson paid around £26million to take him from Everton. Although he has lost his place in the starting line-up of late, during the majority of time in Manchester he has been a key player and became captain in July 2014.
It has been apparent for some time that Rooney was closing on Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing goalscoring record at Old Trafford, and he equalled this tally of 249 against Reading in the FA Cup two weeks ago. And he finally bagged number 250 on Saturday when he came off the bench to rescue a point at Stoke City.
“It’s a great honour – I’m very proud,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s a great honour. It’s something I never expected when I joined the club. We’ve been very successful and there’s more to come. I’m proud to play for this club and to be the all-time top scorer is a huge honour and is something that will live with me for the rest of my life.”