Wayne Rooney failed to break Manchester United‘s all-time goal-scoring record against Hull City last night – leaving just about every football fan in the country under the impression the stage is set for this weekend against Liverpool.
The 31-year-old currently has 249 competitive goals for United throughout his time at the club, tying him with the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton.
Despite having several decent opportunities to surpass the English World Cup winner in the EFL Cup semi-final last night, Rooney couldn’t find the illusive strike that would put him out in-front on his own.
And United’s next opponents? Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
Is Wayne Rooney – a die-hard Everton fan as a boy and now Manchester United legend – about to break the record against Liverpool?
It seems a lot of people are convinced:
Would love to see Rooney break Bobby Charlton's all time goal scoring record against Liverpool on the weekend. I would absolutely LOVE IT!! pic.twitter.com/ToWboCaOO9
— Darryl Pritchard (@thedazzler1984) January 11, 2017
Rooney penalty vs Liverpool ⏳
— herve tschimbombo (@IKarsche) January 11, 2017
So Rooney gets the chance to become United's all time top scorer and cement his legendary status against Liverpool, dream 😏
— Joe Andrews (@jjandrews_13) January 11, 2017
— Luke Morton (@LMorton87) January 11, 2017
Imagine if Rooney breaks the record against Liverpool 😳👀
— Ryan Caddock (@RyanCaddock) January 11, 2017
Would love Rooney to break the record against Liverpool 😜😂 #Rooney
— Darren Meredith (@darrenmedge) January 11, 2017
Rooney to break the record vs Liverpool on Sunday.
— G. (@_GabrielOA) January 11, 2017
Rooney needs to, I repeat NEEDS TO break the record against Liverpool on Sunday. Idc. It has to be then!!!
— saad (@SaaadBaigg) January 11, 2017
If Rooney scores the winner against Liverpool to become #MUFC top goalscorer… I will kiss the first girl I see outside
— JAGABAN 2.0 (@PRASHieCHAN) January 11, 2017
Wayne Rooney to score the winner against Liverpool and put his name up there as one of Utd's Greats. Imagine the scene
— DADA HAFCO™ (@IamDeeMerlon) January 11, 2017
— United Fan (@G2United) January 11, 2017
Schneiderlin scoring the winner against City & then Rooney scoring his record breaker for the winner against Liverpool in the 90th
— Lisa J Baines (@MrsLisaH1981) January 11, 2017
Rooney is missing his chances on purpose so he can break the record against Liverpool. Elite mentality.
— David. (@Rooney_esque) January 7, 2017
Rooney's going to break the record against Liverpool, isn't he. Written in the stars.(Also, really, really need Liverpool to lose.)
— #CarefreeDaily 🌐 (@CarefreeDaily) January 10, 2017
Wayne Rooney will break the record on Sunday because Liverpool are the unluckiest football club to have ever been established.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) January 10, 2017
Rooney:"I want to break the record vs Reading".
Inner Rooney:"Nah,Let's break the record by scoring a winner against Liverpool" pic.twitter.com/gUba7bYnfq
— Josh 👀 (@VintageAntoine7) January 8, 2017
Rooney hasn’t been an automatic starter for United of late, but does the occasion have a sense of inevitability about it?
What do you think?
Let us know in the comments section below…
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