Wayne Rooney admits 'strange feeling' after breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's goal record as Manchester United drop points

Rooney expressed his delight at finally breaking the record but seemed more concerned with Manchester United dropping points at Stoke

Tim Rich
Saturday 21 January 2017 19:39
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Wayne Rooney applauds the Manchester United fans after his record-breaking 250th goal
Wayne Rooney applauds the Manchester United fans after his record-breaking 250th goal

It was, said Wayne Rooney, a strange feeling to have overtaken Sir Bobby Charlton’s record in a game in which Manchester United dropped more points.

“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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