Rooney tipped to break Man Utd scoring record

The two highest goalscorers in Manchester United’s history, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton, both believe that Wayne Rooney, currently fourth in the all-time list, will break the record during his career at the club, reports ESPN.

Saturday’s goal against West Bromwich Albion took Rooney’s tally to 202, nine behind Jack Rowley, who scored 211 either side of the Second World War, with Law on 237 and Charlton on 249 both in his sights.

Rooney joined Manchester United from Everton in 2004, and after scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Fenerbahce in the Champions League, has made 409 appearances for the club, with a ratio of almost a goal every two games.

Both Charlton and Law are in no doubt that Rooney will become Man Utd’s leading marksman. Charlton said: “I’ve spoken to Wayne and I’ve told him he’s doing really, really well. Fantastically well. I’ll lose no sleep over it at all if Wayne beats my record. It will be something else for the club to be proud of.

Law added: “I wasn’t surprised to see Wayne reach 200 goals for United. I said years ago that as long as he stayed fit he would become the highest scorer and I have no doubt he’ll break the record.

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