Wayne Rooney Joins Manchester United 200 Club
Wayne Rooney has joined the Man United 200 club by scoring his 200th goal for Manchester United in Tuesday evening’s 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
Rooney is in topform this season and scored two goals as well as created the fourth for Antonio Valencia, as United battled to victory in David Moyes’ first Champions League game as new manager of United.
After the win, Rooney was asked whether he is settled at Old Trafford after a summer of speculation.
‘Listen, I’m concentrating on my football as I have done all summer. I’ve put my head down, worked hard to get myself fit for the season. I’m pleased with the way I have come back and delighted that I am scoring goals.’
Roo is only the fourth United player to score 200 goals for the club with Tuesday’s brace against Bayer Leverkusen.
‘I’m happy to be in a position where I get the opportunity to score goals – and long may that continue,’ Rooney said.
‘It’s a great honour for me to have scored 200 goals for a club like Manchester United. When you look at the list of top scorers I’m only the fourth player in the club’s history to have reached this number after Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley.
‘It’s certainly something I’m very proud of. My main aim is always to help the team win games and if I score that’s a bonus. Hopefully there are still a few more goals to come from me yet.’
‘The reception I got when I was substituted was amazing and meant a lot,’ added Rooney. ‘I want to thank the fans for that.
‘The Manchester United fans have been brilliant since the start of the season, their support home and away is always top-drawer and means a lot to the team. The best way to repay the fans is with good team performances.’
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