Over the weekend, Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United scoring record, as the 31-year-old scored his 249th goal against Reading. He’s now just one strike away from being out there on his own as top scorer, which will be a truly incredible feat.
Scoring 250 club goals in such a physically demanding league as the Premier League is absolutely insane, but to do it for just one club, especially one as successful as Manchester United is borderline ridiculous.
Now the Englishman has been backed to surpass Bobby Charlton’s record by Alan Shearer, who himself is a legend of the game. However, the former Newcastle forward doesn’t think that Wayne Rooney’s eventual record will never be surpassed – which is contrary to what Jose Mourinho had to say about Marcus Rashford.
“I know Jose Mourinho has said he thinks Marcus Rashford can go on and break the United scoring record himself one day.” Alan Shearer told The Sun’s readers.
“But I’m not sure the benchmark that Wayne is about to set will ever get beaten again.”
At the end of the day, Marcus Rashford has had a great start to life at Manchester United, but we have to remember he is just nineteen years old. To heap such tremendous pressure on him like this isn’t an easy thing to do, but that just goes to show how talented the man from Wythenshawe is.
What Wayne Rooney has done deserves massive credit, and if Rashford can get anywhere close to that level, then the young man will have a fantastic career at Old Trafford.