To say it’s been a difficult season so far for Wayne Rooney would be an understatement: the Manchester United forward has been below-par for much of the campaign and had managed to score just two Premier League goals prior to this weekend.
But the Red Devils’ captain netted his third league goal of the season in style against Swansea City this afternoon.
Anthony Martial squared the ball to Rooney, who produced a brilliant backheel finish to secure all three points for Louis van Gaal’s side.
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That goal means Rooney has now surpassed Denis Law as Manchester United’s second all-time top goalscorer.
The 30-year-old needs ten more to become United’s all-time top scorer ahead of Sir Bobby Charlton.
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Rooney second highest goalscorer in PL history
Furthermore, Rooney has also become the second highest goalscorer in Premier League history, surpassing former United striker Andy Cole.
“Not a bad finish to go ahead of me ⚽️😉” Cole tweeted minutes after Rooney scored.
However, in order to become the highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League, Rooney will need to score another 73 goals before he retires. Alan Shearer finished his career with a remarkable 260 league goals to his name.
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