Mourinho relieved to see Wayne Rooney smash Man Utd record

Mourinho relieved to see Wayne Rooney smash Man Utd record

Mourinho relieved to see Wayne Rooney smash Man Utd record

Wayne Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton to become Manchester United's record goalscorer with a dramatic injury-time free-kick which salvaged his side a 1-1 draw at Stoke.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed the Red Devils are aiming to keep Stoke City striker Peter Crouch quiet on Saturday. "Wayne thoroughly deserves his place in the history books of this great club", Alex Ferguson said, as the great and good of United's past and present queued up to pay tribute. "It's about a career and I still feel there's a lot more to come, but overall it's a really proud moment for me".

Some will say he hasn't quite reached the heights expected of him after bursting onto the worldwide scene with such brio at the 2004 European Championship, or that he hasn't kicked on from when he was arguably at the top of his game with United in the 2009-10 season.

A fine strike. And Man United fans love Rooney's reaction after it went in.

Juan Mata was responsible for missing the best chance of the first half.

Liverpool retaliated and two goal by Roberto Firmino dragged them back, the first a header from James Milner's 55th-minute cross and the second a sumptuous half volley.

Rooney has scored 250 goals for Manchester United, more than any other player.

£30,000,000 - The then world-record fee for a teenager United spent to sign Rooney from boyhood club Everton. While a title challenge might not be impossible, what will be of bigger concern for Mourinho will be to get into that top four, with United four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Charlton scored the last of his 249 United goals more than 40 years ago.

Bournemouth twice came from behind to snatch a point.

Second-placed Tottenham Hotspur could close the gap on Chelsea to four points later on Saturday if they stretch their winning league run to seven by defeating fifth-placed Manchester City who suffered a 4-0 defeat at Everton last weekend.

Tom Davies, who had excelled against City but had largely been quiet, played a through-ball into the area towards Coleman, and from there the full-back powerfully struck towards the near, top-right corner, cruelly ending Hennessey's resistance.

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