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Rooney proud of United milestone

18 Sep 2013 21:01:58

Rooney proud of United milestone

Wayne Rooney has spoken of his pride at joining Manchester United's exclusive 200 club - and expressed a hope he will score a few more in the future.

Rooney joined Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley in hitting the double century with his brace in Tuesday night's Champions League triumph over Bayer Leverkusen.

United manager David Moyes has already set Rooney the task of netting the additional 49 needed to equal Charlton's club record.

Yet doubt remains over whether the 27-year-old will get there as he is still to declare a desire to remain at Old Trafford after all the speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea this summer.

Speaking in an interview on his own website, Rooney offered no clarification on his stance, having refused to answer questions about it during a post-match interview on ITV on Wednesday night, but there was room for hope for United supporters.

"It's a great honour for me to have scored 200 goals for a club like Manchester United," he said on www.officialwaynerooney.com.

"When you look at the list of top scorers I'm only the fourth player in the club's history to have reached this number after Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley.

"It's certainly something I'm very proud of.

"My main aim is always to help the team win games and if I score that's a bonus. Hopefully there are still a few more goals to come from me yet."

As the summer debate rumbled on with no correction offered to the Chelsea link, there was a feeling United's supporters would turn their back on the player who caused consternation when he handed in his transfer request in 2010.


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