Rooney reacts to goalscoring record: “A huge honor for me”


Wayne Rooney looked emotional and a little overwhelmed when speaking to the media after scoring his record-setting 250th goal for Manchester United on Saturday.

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Rooney, 31, scored a stunning free kick in stoppage time to grab United a point at Stoke City and it was a fine way to jump ahead of Sir Bobby Charlton’s record which he equaled two weeks ago.

The wait is over.

Asked what it meant to set the record, here’s what Rooney had to say.

“Yeah a hell of a lot. A great honor. I’m very proud,” Rooney said. “It is difficult at the minute to be over pleased because of the result, two points dropped. But in the grand scheme of things it is a huge honor for me and something I never expected when I joined the club. But I am delighted and really proud.”

A truly historic moment for Rooney, Manchester United and in the Premier League.

Watch it again in the video below.