Football: Rooney 'very proud' of United goal milestone
LONDON (AFP) - Wayne Rooney spoke of his pride on Wednesday after becoming only the fourth player to score 200 goals for Manchester United.
The 27-year-old striker reached the milestone in United's 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday, when he scored twice and also laid on a goal for Antonio Valencia.
Rooney joins Bobby Charlton (249), Denis Law (237) and Jack Rowley (211) in reaching a double-century of goals for the club, and now trails Charlton by 49 goals in United's all-time scoring chart.
"It's a great honour for me to have scored 200 goals for a club like Manchester United," Rooney said in an article on his website, www.officialwaynerooney.com.