As has been well documented recently, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney broke the all-time top goalscorer record at the club. The 31-year-old netted his 250th strike, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton’s 249 goals tally – which remained the best in club history for over forty years.
In typical Wayne Rooney fashion, he broke the record in some style with a wonder goal against Stoke City at the weekend. The game was looking like a lost cause for the Red Devils, as we entered into the 95th (and final) minute of the match. Up steps United’s captain, who curled an inch-perfect free-kick into the back of the net to get his team a well-deserved point.
To celebrate this iconic achievement, the guys over at Betway have drawn up this simply brilliant infographic, which you can see below.
It highlights all sorts of things, including how many games he has played in total, how often he found the back of the net, and there is even a graph which breaks down how his record stacks up alongside some of the greatest finishers in Manchester United history.
A personal favourite stat from below is who he has gotten the most goals against. That’s a record that Aston Villa won’t be happy with sitting at the top of (14), whereas Manchester City also feature on the list, as Wayne Rooney has scored eleven times against our fiercest of rivals.
Check out the Infographic for yourself here:
All-in-all, it is fair to say that despite some fans’ unhappiness with our #10, he simply has to go down as an absolute legend of the Premier League; and Manchester United in general.
To score 250 goals for a single club is a feat that we’re very privileged to see in such a money-driven sport these days. Alright, there are times where he could’ve moved away from Old Trafford, but he didn’t, and his side have certainly reaped the benefits over the last thirteen years.