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Wayne Rooney's Greatest Goals for Manchester United

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Sports Editor
Updated: 23 January 2017
After 12 and a half years, and 546 games, Wayne Rooney has hit 250 goals for Manchester United, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s record, making him the club’s record goalscorer. Culture Trip picks out the greatest and most beautiful goals Rooney has scored for the club.

Incredibly, despite being the greatest goalscorer in history for his club and country, Wayne Rooney still has to defend himself against pockets of criticism. While the sheer quantity of goals in something to be celebrated and respected, there’s been a whole load of quality too. Rooney’s technique has allowed him to score some of the most incredible goals and Manchester United fans have been able to enjoy every one. So, sit back and relive some of the legend’s finest moments in the historic club’s red colours.


When he decided to stop arguing with the referee so that he could volley a hanging ball into the top corner against Newcastle.

The counter attack that he started and finished off at The Emirates, stroking home United’s third goal in the Champions League tie.

Along with the equally impressive counter attack against Bolton that he conducted with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The time he added some much needed magic to a dull FA Cup tie against Middlesborough with this lob – despite the ball being behind him at the time.

Or this ridiculous volley he scored in the same game.

In a Premier League game against Aston Villa, when he plucked the ball out of the air, on the turn, and hit the half-volley with the ball on the up.

Any one of the hat trick goals his scored against Fenerbahce on his Manchester United debut.

The long range effort against West Ham (ignore the goalkeeper’s ‘attempt’ at saving the lob).

Finally – and fittingly – the 250th that broke the club record.