Manchester United talisman Wayne Rooney has insisted that his thunderous volley against Hull City yesterday must rank among the most memorable of his career, after smashing in his 150th Premier League goal in some style.
Rooney lashed home a volley from 25 yards as United came back from two goals down to win 3-1 at the KC Stadium yesterday, keeping their recent revival alive despite a sloppy start against the promoted side.
United have now claimed five successive wins to move within eight points of Premier League leaders Arsenal, with Rooney insisting that the Red Devils are more than capable of keeping their critics quiet heading into the second half of the season.
He told The Sun: “I haven’t seen it back yet, but I can tell you it was one of my best. It bounced kindly for me but I caught it just right.
“Now we are really fighting to hang on to our title. We had poor results at the start of the season, but we are ready for the challenge ahead of us.
“We might just surprise a few people in the second half of the season.”
Only Thierry Henry has now scored more Premier League goals for one club than Rooney, who has 11 for United this season in all competitions.
The 28-year-old needs just four more goals to go third on the list of United's all-time record goalscorers, with a quartet enough to move clear of Jack Rowley on 211 strikes for the club.