Over the weekend, Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record at Manchester United was broken by Wayne Rooney. The 31-year-old from Croxteth scored his 250th goal in all competitions for the Red Devils, breaking an accomplishment that had stood for over forty years.
Our current club captain did it in some style, too. United were 1-0 down against Stoke City as the game looked like coming to an end in disappointing defeat. Rooney wasn’t going to just accept defeat, though, and with less than sixty seconds left on the clock, he found the back of the net with a sublime bit of individual play directly from a free-kick.
Obviously, everyone has been coming out in full support of Wayne, and the latest man to get involved is none other than his Manchester United teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The 35-year-old Swede hailed Rooney as the complete player, a good leader and a real hard worker. When praise comes from someone as iconic as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, you certainly take note of that.
“He’s a complete player,” Sky Sports quote Zlatan Ibrahimovic as saying. “Off the field he’s a real leader and on the field he’s just complete.”
“He helps his team-mates well and has that big quality – he knows how to score goals, knows how to assist.”
“But he works very hard, he’s got a good attitude and spirit. Everybody knows what Wayne is. But this country has to appreciate him.”
“I don’t see any other strikers like him today. Give me some names. Tell me. And still you’re not happy.”
“It’s amazing. He’s the top scorer of the club and I’m very happy for him.”
“It’s a big thing you know – many great players have been here and his name is right on top.”
“I’m very proud to have been on the same field as him when he did it and hopefully he can continue to do what he’s doing.”
At the end of the day, these players know exactly what they are talking about, and Zlatan has had the pleasure of working with United’s #10 for six months know. The pair have formed a decent relationship on the field, and it looks as though they get on pretty well off the pitch too.
This is a huge moment in the career of Wayne Rooney, and whether you are a fan of his or not, you just have to hold your hands up and say well done to him.