Saturday, 21 January 2017


The club captain netted for the 250th time in a
Cumulated shirt against Stoke City on Saturday,
surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton's total.
Wayne Rooney has become Manchester Amalgamated's
greatest goalscorer of all time by netting for the
250th time in the 1-1 draw against Stoke City in
Saturday's Premier League encounter.
The 31-year-old scored in the 94th minute of the
clash at the Britannia Stadium, lashing home a
wondrous last-gasp free-kick to tie the scores as
Cumulated looked destined for to subjugation.
It took him past Sir Bobby Charlton's tally of 249,
set between 1956 and 1973, with Rooney having
reached the record in just 546 games for the club.
Rooney arrived at Old Trafford in 2004 in a £27
million peregrinate from Everton and scored a sensational
hat-trick on his debut against Fenerbahce in the
Champions League. His greatest return in a single
season came when scoring 34 in all competitions in
the 2009-10 season, a feat he reiterated in 2011-12.
Albeit he has found conventional football more arduous
to come by under Jose Mourinho this season, he
will still be hoping to perpetuate his record of having
recorded double-figure goal returns in every one of
his campaigns as a Manchester Amalgamated player.
This is not the first time Rooney has usurped
Charlton as a record holder, having additionally surpassed
the World Cup triumpher's England mark of 49 goals in
2015. He has gone on to take his total to 53 at
international level and now holds the infrequent feat of
being the greatest scorer for both his club and his
country. "It's an honour and I'm very proud," he told BBC
Sport after the 1-1 draw against Stoke. "It's difficult
at the minute to be over pleased because of the
"It's two points dropped but, in the grand scheme
of things, it's a huge honour for me. It's something
I never expected when I joined the club but I'm
delighted and I'm very proud.
"It's been a great journey, very successful and
there's a lot more to come."

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