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Watch: Wayne Rooney’s Record-Breaking Goal From Six Different Angles

Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring the equalising goal for 1-1 and his 250th goal for Manchester United making him the club's all-time record scorer during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Manchester United at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on January 21, 2017. / AFP / Lindsey PARNABY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer on Saturday as his late free kick earned his side a 1-1 draw at Stoke City.

José Mourinho’s side have now gone 17 games without defeat in all competitions, but the bigger talking point of the weekend was the fact that Rooney has now surpassed Bobby Charlton outright and become Man United’s top scorer with 250 goals.

during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Bet365 Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Rooney has had to accept a more limited role in Mourinho’s plans this season – but emerged from the bench to give everyone a timely reminder that he even though he is past his peak, he is still capable of the odd moment of magic.

To commemorate the achievement, Man United have compiled footage of the goal from six different angles, including one that focuses on his own relatively subdued reaction given the circumstances.


Man United looked like they were heading for their first defeat since November through Juan Mata’s first-half own goal until Rooney’s late intervention rescued a point for the visitors.

Somewhat surprisingly, that strike was only his second Premier League goal all season (and his fifth in all competitions), strongly suggesting that the record has been broken at just the right time for his career. Although he will want to stay at Old Trafford for as long as possible, speculation will be rife that with the landmark achieved, he may look to bow out at the end of the season in search of more regular first team football.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United (L) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Jesse Lingard of Manchester United (R) during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Bet365 Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.Wayne Rooney scores his 250th goal for Manchester United in all competitions, which makes him the club's top goal scorer of all time. He surpasses the record previously held by Sir Bobby Charlton. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

In any event, the records will now show that despite the decline of the past few years, Rooney will go down statistically as a Manchester United legend.

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