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Rooney: It’s an honour to score 200 goals for United

Wayne Rooney scored his 200th goal against Bayer Leverkusen last night and claims to be honoured to join a legendary group of players in the club’s history.

He is now the 4th highest scorer at the club and the 2nd highest scorer in all competitions. He is also six goals short of beating Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record and becoming our highest scorer in European competitions.

“It’s a great honour for me to have scored 200 goals for a club like Manchester United,” he said. “When you look at the list of top scorers I think I’m only the fourth player in the club’s history to have reached this number after Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley. It’s certainly something I’m very proud of. My main aim is always to help the team win games and if I score that’s a bonus. Hopefully there are still a few more goals to come from me yet.”

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  1. In David We Trust says:

    ahjs – I will re say what I meant, not all fans, some fans wanted rooney to be sold to chelsea, when no offense to the club, they could not sign a top class player this summer, probs because of a new manager

    RVP is class, but lets be real, Rooney and RVP is a terrifying combo that we have not had since ronaldo rooney tevez were terrifying defenses all those years ago. And I would not want united relying on a 30 year old striker. welbeck and hernandez are good, but they lack that tactical class that rooney brings to the party. I also think fergie had united rely to much on RVP in the last 2 months, Moyes seems to have brought Rooney and RVP together, and Rooney is not only playing the number 10 position, but he is allowed to be the number 9, and be the main man. But it is great the club are building the team around Rooney and RVP this season, that they are playing to both their strengths. Not all to one player, because united need both of them in their right positions, not rooney on the left, or playing too deep.

  2. TheDIvinePonyTail says:

    Lingard off on loan to birmingham city for a month thought he might be given a chance in league cup

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Here is a link to the Alex Ferguson Interview on MUTV

    Praises Rooney and has some great banter about the team. Well worth a listen.

    Don’t know about the claim in the Telegraph that these few words will mend the rif with Rooney.
    But it surely won’t do us any harm!

  4. samuel - united WE stand says:

    No idea why coyle played nick powell at centre forward. He is a central mid, play him in his best position in order to develop.

  5. Dred says:

    Good to see SAF as passionate as ever on MUTV interview.

  6. Brendan says:

    I am a utd fan,if I want to express my opion I can, Jose is a world class manager, don’t care if yous agree with me ,take off your red tinted glasses .rooney was a prick a month ago and now he’s god.make up your mind.i don’t like Chelsea but I’m honest in saying they will finish higher than us, hopefully next year moyes will make a real impact next year.

  7. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Hopeful that Nick Powell’s quality continues to demand a spot in the Wigan team. Loans are strange birds. Many don’t work out and lads don’t get played.

    Bet Nick will be pleased to have had the 80 minutes of Europa experience and be hoping for more.

    All we can hope for in loans is that the lads get some games.

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:


    Bolt video just up on Sky! Taking the piss ahead of the derby! Brilliant stuff!

  9. slim says:

    samuel – united WE stand

    I always saw him as an attacking forwrad, like kags or mata. Not so sure about his credentials in the middle of the park. However a good season playing forward just might rekindle the spark. We’ll see with him

  10. Raging Bull says:

    Lots of Rooney positives abound. I expect a new contract on Monday signed 4 years.

  11. Raging Bull says:

    Just watched Thursday Focus on MUTV. David May superstar says Utd have the best spine he’s ever seen at Utd and named Rio Vida Fellaini Carrick Rooney RVP as it…..24 hours after Raging Bull called it!!

  12. In David We Trust says:

    Brendan – really? the way chelsea are playing they will finish above united, with that strike force they have? any side that’s got DDG ferdinand vidic jones and evra at the back, with carrick holding in midfield, and rooney RVP upfront, are going to be the team to beat, esp if fellaini and carrick gel, when even I was not convinced with the fellaini signing. If fellaini does what others think he can do in midfield, Christ that is a very hard side to beat in the PL. But serious, a side that’s lost 3 games in a row are going to finish above a united side with rooney and RVP in it, very much doubt it at this point

  13. Marq says:

    Brenden is another one of those that puts words in our mouths for his own pleasure/hatred, same as CC. Find me where did anyone here is treating Rooney as god. All that was said is his form is good.

    Only one that is wearing blue tinted glasses can say Chelsea will finish above United the way they are playing right now. So stop lying that you are a United fan, its pathetic.

  14. DreadedRed says:

    I wonder, might Rooney’s contract be renewed before the city encounter?
    Some groundwork has recently been laid.

    - Sir Alex, in a currently unusual statement on United’s playing staff, has pre-empted claims of his discontent, saying: “Wayne Rooney’s performance [against Leverkusen] was fantastic. I was pleased to see that. He’s got his energy back. The determination, his purpose to attack players, was all very encouraging to me. Being a director I’m delighted to see that. He’s back to what we always remember. With Van Persie and Rooney, there are forwards that can win games.”

    - Van Persie has put to rest claims of friction with his fellow forward, saying: “I love to play alongside Wayne. He has a bit of everything. He can go up front, he can play in behind. He can play the short game and the longer game.”

    - Rooney on Moyes: “It’s obviously good to be working with him again. He’s a great manager and thoroughly deserves this job, because of what he did at Everton. The training is a bit different under the new manager. I remember it from Everton, it’s more intense. That’s helping me. I feel good and am glad to be out playing. It’s good to work under him and, hopefully, be successful together.”

    - Rooney on Moyes’ challenge for him to emulate Charlton’s record: “Obviously those conversations [with the manager] are private, but I knew it anyway. To be edging closer to it is great for me and the most important thing for me was to get back playing and get among the goals. Hopefully, that will put me in good stead for coming games.”

    - Rooney on claims of friction with RVP: “Robin and me dovetail well and try and help each other score goals. I’ve seen things said over the summer, but me and Robin are friends off the pitch. There’s no problem between us at all. We’re great friends and want to help each other be successful. The times when Robin and I played together last season we did well. So hopefully we can play more together this season. We’ve done the work together.”

    - Rooney on tactics: “The manager has made it clear he wants one up and one behind. Whatever way round it is doesn’t matter, as long as one is always filling in behind and helping out the midfield.”

    It would be just like United to dominate headlines with a Rooney signing, pushing the Derby hype off the front pages. The timing of SAF’s, RVP’s and Rooney’s comments makes me wonder.

  15. DreadedRed says:

    Squeaky – I do know what you mean. Our squad is definitely strong enough to beat both City on Sunday and Liverpool in the League Cup. Doesn’t mean we will. What it means is that we have a realistic shot at silverware. Moyes is the right man for the job, I’d even suggest he’s likely to succeed.

    We gave the man 6 years, and no matter what happens I’ll be heeding Fergie’s sensible plea.

  16. Canada says:

    @Jesper Olsen 18:31 – yep,that ball is about as round as the head on your shoulders. Or were you intentionally missing the point?

  17. The One says:

    Ferguson on Rooney and Valencia :

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  18. MAN to the UNITED says:

    We will beat Shity! I am extremely confident about that.

    My prediction is;

    Shity 0 – 2 United

  19. MAN to the UNITED says:

    I had a dream about the game last night and we beat them 2-0.

    Also David De Gea saved a penalty.

    If any of this comes true i will freak out!


  20. King Cantona says:

    @ The One – Agree, there are other players who can play the Rooney role and maybe be top players but I think Moyes will feel pressure to play Rooney to keep him sweet. I would love to see Kagwa (hole), Pea (lead) and Welbeck (hole) play more through the middle. If Rooney is on form he will probably start. But t is painful to watch some of the talent that would give everything to play for United benched. Rotation is something Moyes will need to work on and get comfortable with, not an easy thing to get right as if he drops Rooney loses a game, he gets bollocks.

    Not too happy that Jesse doesn’t get a Carling Cup shot, thought he deserved that.

  21. King Cantona says:

    Hilarious, it’s started already, Lol, Jose hinting style of play Roman wants is to blame for poor form….You couldn’t make it up !!! Lol. Benitez delivered Roman’s style needs so its not like Jose had anything to do other than buy a top striker to take is to a new level the team was playing fine and finally playing some attractive football. Roman must be loving getting Maureen back. And making him the top paid coach in the world, yeah, and if he gets pissed, Maureen will say again, they can fire me and make me rich….

    Never wanted him at OT and its good to see him exposed. Only an idiot would bench Mata but maybe after RM he just has a spite thing about Spanish players, Higuan from RM would have been a perfect buy for Chelsea if Maureen had not fallen out with him.

    Anyway, I don’t blame people for having wanted Maureen as manager as he was the more experienced winning coach over Moyes but guys his personality…??? He’s an ass and gets nasty under pressure. I remember @ King Eric, NBI and a few others making the point post SAF that Maureen in attitude, youth development and coaching approach was not the right manager for United. Right call!! But I would like to see Moyes bring in youth more through the season. Love Zaha.

  22. scholes says:

    i somehow cannot contemplate tactics of jose mourinho. chelsea doesn’t need a manager but a guy who knows whom to pick from abundance of talent at disposal.

    i am afraid maureen is trying too much to look relevant, clever and worthy. look what di matteo did. he played best players at best positions and achieved success. quite simple…eh.

    mr special one wasted much of his time in futile efforts of luring rooney. man was on twin mission; weakening utd and bolstering chelsea. when strikers like negredo, jovetic etc came to england he missed a trick. i dont know how he is let off so easily for invariably playing so insipidly in spite of burgeoning attacking talents to chose. i expected far extreme response for buying willian (redundant) and benching ‘fit’ mata. yet it was always free shinji!!!

  23. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Slim – powell can several roles, aa you pointed out as an attacking midfielder but I also feel he could be moulded into a central midfielder. He’s got mobility and superb technique, has been working on his defensive side, I think coyle should play him as a proper central mid as he has more chance of breaking through regularly for united in central mid when he returns than as a number 10.

    Hope he racks up game time and develops well then he can return to fight for a place, he has bigger potential than the likes of cleverley in my view.

  24. Jesper Olsen says:

    @Canada Jesper Olsen humour mate no offense meant…. Just for clarity my head is more like a wrecking ball as opposed to an NFL ball…GGMU

  25. Traffordium says:

    @Brendan,are you really a united fan cause every time you post seems your trying so hard to stir us up.Pathetic,really.

  26. TheCANTONA says:

    CC = Cunting Cunt

  27. dyzfunktional says:

    oh dear someone has an opinion different to mine, lets chastise them!

  28. The One says:

    @King Cantona, Yup, I was disappointed too that he went out on loan so soon. Would have preferred Moyes to have given him a run in the Carling Cup before sending him out on loan, say, maybe at the end of January.


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