Rooney Equals Sir Charlton’s Record

Man United continued from where they left off in the Premier League and produced a blistering performance  which saw them demolished Reading 4-0 in the FA Cup third round.

The highlight of the match, however remains Wayne Rooney eventually equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of all time top scorer at the club.

The England skipper opened the scoring in the 7th minute and Anthony Martial doubled their lead eight minutes after. The Reds had to wait until the 75th minute before Marcus Rashford  added to their tally and increased it again four minutes later.

Rooney’s strike against Reading took his tally to 249 goals in 543 games, reaching the landmark 215 matches and four seasons faster than Charlton. The record has stood since 1973 and Rooney is now a goal away from breaking it.

The 31-year-old has had the record in sight for some time and had aimed to set a new record last year but struggled for form and went 12 games without scoring.

He has endured ups and downs in his careers of recent  and was dropped from the first team by Jose Mourinho.

In 2015, Rooney surpassed Charlton record of 49 goals and has taken his tally to 53 goals since then.

Both Sir Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson were present and an elated Rooney said, after that match, that he feel honoured to have equalled that record.

Rooney moved to Old Trafford from Everton in 2004 for £27 million and netted a hat-trick in his debut match against Fenerbache in a 6-2 Champions League win.

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