Wayne Rooney is a man of records. The Manchester United striker is about to break Thierry Henry’s single team goal scoring record, as reported by The
Rooney scored two goals in The Red Devils’ 3-3 draw at Newcastle on matchday 21 in the Premier League. Not a good result for United, as The Magpies are struggling to avoid relegation.
But Louis van Gaal’s club finally scored some goals again. In fact, it was only the second time all season United scored more than once during a first half of play.
Their captain has now hit the net four times in his last three league matches for United. Therefore, Rooney has now scored 175 goals for United, equalling Henry’s single team scoring record in the Premier League.
1. Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) / Thierry Henry (Arsenal) 175 goals
2. Alan Shearer (Newcastle) 148 goals
3. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) 147 goals
4. Robbie Fowler (Liverpool) 128 goals
5. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) 120 goals
6. Michael Owen (Liverpool) 118 goals
7. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers) 112 goals
8. Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) 109 goals
9. Paul Scholes (Man Utd) 107 goals
10. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) / Ian Wright (Arsenal) 104 goals
Rooney has now scored 190 Premier goals in total. He’s still trailing Shearer by 70 goals in that regard. The 30-year-old faced a lot of criticism following United’s poor start to the season, netting just twice for his club between August and December.
But Rooney seems to have found his groove again in 2016, as he’s on the brink of breaking Henry’s record.
Paul Scholes on Rooney: “Everything he did was brilliant. He’s been on the brink of looking like the Rooney of old in the last 2 or 3 weeks”
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) 12 januari 2016
— Premier League (@premierleague) 12 januari 2016