Rooney targets legendary United record

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Wayne Rooney believes he will only get better for Manchester United, after the 26-year-old scored a hat-trick to seal 150 goals for the Red Devils over the weekend.

Rooney struck two free-kicks and a penalty to help secure an 8-2 thrashing of top-four contenders Arsenal, and has now scored 152 goals since moving to Old Trafford in 2004.

But the star wants to move into the number one position as United’s top goal scorer, passing legend Bobby Charlton’s 249-goal tally.

"It is always a great feeling to score. Now I have over 150 goals for a club like United and hopefully there are many more to come,” Rooney said.

"I am delighted with the way it is going. I worked hard in pre-season. I have started well and the team have started great.

"I was aware I was one off 150 before the game. I asked how many Bobby Charlton scored. [Ryan Giggs] said I had another 100 to go. That is a target. Hopefully I will do it in the next few years."

The only dampener in Sunday’s win was young striker Danny Welbeck, who is now out of action for at least a month after sustaining a hamstring tear.


And Rooney offered his condolences to his fellow England international, saying that Welbeck will come back better than ever.

"It's a shame. He's been playing really well and got another goal. I'm sure he would have been in the England squad so it's a big shame,” Rooney added.

"Hopefully he gets back soon enough. When he does, he will score goals. He is going to be a very important player for us this season."

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