Manchester United stormed their way into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable victory over Reading at Old Trafford, in a match where Wayne Rooney will claim the headlines.
Netting the second goal during United’s 4-0 victory against Jaap Stam’s Championship side, Rooney picked up the Man of the Match award for his performance and joined level with Bobby Charlton as United’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Having won everything he possibly could with Manchester United, Rooney is approaching the end of his career in Manchester but is now likely to make the record his own between now and the end of the season.
Rooney’s past few years may not have been the best, with question marks raised about whether he should depart Old Trafford, but there is no doubt England’s all-time leading scorer is a legend for both club and country.
Having surpassed Charlton’s England record last year, Rooney should now pinch another record off England’s World Cup winner before the season draws to a close.
Paul Scholes on Man Utd’s goal-scoring record: “Let's hope Wayne Rooney breaks it against Liverpool." pic.twitter.com/4tM6XowgGd
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 7, 2017
The record equalling goal for @WayneRooney
⚽️ 249 Goals in 543 matches – Rooney
???? 249 Goals in 758 matches – Charlton pic.twitter.com/mycDAgz4LG
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) January 7, 2017
Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's greatest player of all time. Don't @ me.
— David. (@Rooney_esque) January 7, 2017
Congratulations to Wayne Rooney for becoming Manchester United's all-time joint top scorer. You can't take that away from him. 249 goals.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 7, 2017
Know he's been bad for a while but for £24m and 10+ years service winning everything/249 goals, not sure what more Rooney could've done
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) January 7, 2017
— Aman Jha (@aman_jha94) January 7, 2017
Rooney, LEGEND ❤
— Gryllsayy (@nic_grylls) January 7, 2017
— Señor Pablo (@bouy_tee) January 7, 2017
— Rohan (@malikrohan1395) January 7, 2017