Rooney completes United ton

23 August 2009 10:55
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Wayne Rooney after he notched his 100th goal for the club in the 5-0 victory at Wigan Athletic. The 23-year-old netted a double to take his tally to 101 in 242 appearances for the Red Devils, with Ferguson full of praise for England striker Rooney. He said: "It is a great achievement and he is only a young lad. "Some players have been at the club for many years and not reached that total yet. It will do him a world of good. "Strikers have to score - that is their mantra. If they are not scoring they think the world is at an end. "When they are scoring they think they will never finish scoring, but that is what they are." Meanwhile Ferguson was also pleased to see Michael Owen score his first goal for the club, adding: "That is what he needed, he needed a goal. "It is what he is made of. All of his career has been about goals. He is one the best finishers this country has ever had. This can only help him. "I was so pleased for him and Dimitar Berbatov. If the strikers keep doing that it gives us a big chance."

Source: ESA

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