Wayne Rooney insists it’s an honour to have equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United scoring record.
The English striker sent his side on the way to a comfortable 4-0 win over Reading when he fired home in the sixth minute of the clash at Old Trafford.
It was necessary to get Jose Mourinho’s men off the ideal start, but was much more important than that as he took his scoring tally to 249 goals in 543 appearances for the club.
Charlton previously stood out on his own as the leading scoring with 249 goals, but Rooney has now joined him – and looks set to go on and move out on his own in the coming weeks.
Rooney has taken to Instagram after the match to share his reaction to the record-equalling goal:
It’s an amazing achievement for Rooney, who has surely now assured himself of legendary status at Old Trafford after 13 glorious years at the club.
As well as all of the goals, there have been plenty of assists, a lot of wins and plenty of major trophies – 14 to be exact.
At just 31 he’s still got years left in his football career and he’ll be hoping he can add more goals and medals to his collection before he calls time on his Old Trafford career.