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Rooney Equals Bobby Charlton’s Man Utd Record Of 249 goals As Red Devils Beat Reading 4-0

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Red Devils legend Wayne Rooney has now equaled Sir Bobby Charlton’s record as Manchester United’s highest ever goalscorer.

Manchester United skipper clinched his 249th goal for the club to give Mourinho’s side a 1-0 lead against Reading in the FA Cup clash at Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial played a pivotal role in the build-up as he sped past Chris Guner to pick Juan Mata, who whipped in a cross for Wayne Rooney. The skipper kept his cool to guide the ball into the far corner.

Rooney’s 249th goal comes in his 542nd competitive appearance for Manchester United, which is way less than Charlton, who played in a deeper role.

Anthony Martial doubled the lead for Man Utd in the 15th minute from a brilliant solo effort. Rooney picked Martial, rushed forward into the opposition box and side-footed a shot through the defender’s legs and into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Rooney is now set to end his playing career as Manchester United’s and England’s all-time top goalscorer, after overtaking him on the International circuit.

Rooney has earned 53 goals for the Three Lions, four more than the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton and five clear of Gary Lineker.

Manchester United pushed more men forward in the second half with an intent to increase their lead. The Reading defence looked all over the pace and struggled to cope up with the pace of Marcus Rashford.

The Manchester United prodigy bagged a quick brace to put the game to bed for Manchester United – a solid 4-goal lead.

Rashford scored his first in the 75th minute from a brilliant side footed finish past  Al-Habsi.

The English youngster earned his second within just four minutes from his first goal and all thanks to a massive blunder form the Reading goalkeeper Al-Habsi.

The talented English striker rushed forward to close down the goalkeeper who fluffed his attempted clearance and gifted to Rashford, who just tapped the ball home from close range – undoubtedly  one of the easiest goals he’ll ever score.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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