“It is a proud moment but a strange feeling,” he said. “We wanted three points but didn’t get it. But to finally get that record is a great feeling.
Describing the stoppage-time free-kick at Stoke that brought up goal number 250, Rooney said: “We looked at set pieces before the game and we knew they could be important.
“When we got the free-kick I actually indicated to Ander Herrera that I was going to shoot so that the players could try to get across the keeper and put him off. As soon as I hit it, I knew it was in.
“I have been at the club a long time and those goals have built up over the years but to finally get the record is wonderful.”
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