Shearer welcomes Rooney to 200 club in Premier League

Wayne Rooney has had his critics in recent years, but there is no denying the striker’s achievements.

Dwindling out of contention at Manchester United last season caused many to suggest that Rooney no longer had it in him to affect a game at the top level.

However, the 31-year-old has made the doubters think again after making an instant impact back at his boyhood club Everton.

The striker returned to Goodison Park earlier this summer, 13 years after leaving the Merseyside outfit for United, where he had a glittering spell, winning 12 trophies, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Since returning to Everton, Rooney has scored in both league fixtures of the season, and his strike against Manchester City on Monday night was particularly special.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw, but the England captain got on the scoresheet first to nab his 200th Premier League goal.

Only Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has reached that feat in England’s top flight, and the now-BBC pundit had some kind words for Rooney on Twitter.