Wayne Rooney opened the scoring for Manchester United in our 4-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup. He kneed the ball in to the back of the net to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record for the club.
After the game, Rooney spoke of his pride at achieving such a record at a club as big as United.
It’s a proud moment especially to do so at such a massive club like Manchester United. I’m hugely honoured to be able to play for this football club and to be up there in terms of goals with Sir Bobby is a really proud moment for me. Hopefully I’ll be out there on my own soon but I’ll enjoy today because it’s a real honour.
I’m enjoying my football and I’m thankful to score again It’s a huge part of my life this football club and I’m really honoured to be up there alongside Sir Bobby.
Of course you want to break records in front of your home fans. We’ve got two home games coming up [this week] so hopefully I can get the next one in one of those games. I’m delighted for today though and more importantly the result. There were a lot of changes and the lads have come in and shown they’re ready if needed.
After the game, Jose Mourinho had kind words for Rooney.
I think it’s just a question of time to score one more goal and become in the history of Manchester United. It’s arriving; the big moment for him is arriving. It’s amazing because everybody knows who Sir Bobby is and what he means for the history of the club and English football and, for Wayne to score the same number of goals for Manchester United, is fantastic.