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Wayne Rooney's record breaking history

Achieving something and reaching to the level of your mentor and that too in front of him is a matter of pride. In a match between Manchester United and Reading, Wayne Rooney made a history by scoring 249th goals for red devils, so leveling the all-time goal-scoring record for the club held by Sir Bobby Charlton. United’s forward Rooney is just one behind from his iconic 250th goals.

Rooney's latest milestone - he is the record goalscorer for England - came in front of Old Trafford fans who have respected him, on and off, since he joined as a teenage sensation from Everton in 2004.

The jersey of Manchester United's greatest record goal-scorer would be a loved relic, or so Rooney would think after the referee blew the last whistle. Be that as it may, Reading midfielder George Evans thought generally obviously. Evans shook hands with Rooney, who then started to change his shirt. Evans, a previous Manchester City player, then seemed to dismiss the offer to swap shirts with Rooney after the match ended, in presence of live cameras.

But, later in the day, Evans tweeted that he had consented to swap shirts with Rooney, however, needed to hold up till they were in the passage to do it because of regard for Reading's baffled fans. Evans did notably right for the fans.

Breaking Charlton’s record is a wonderful rebuttal to all the naysayers, and Rooney will no doubt add a few more to his mark before the season is out. The game will be remembered for Rooney's 249th united goal as the hosts ensured a miserable return to Old Trafford for their previous defender Jaap Stam, whose Reading side was outclassed.

To be leading scorer for club and countryside is an inarguable declaration of excellence. So longevity is the next test. Afterward, Rooney presented an unstated acknowledgment of this, his most illuminating reaction to reaching the 249 being when he said: “I’m enjoying my football.”

"It was not something I could have imagined. You don't think that far ahead, but I have been at this club a long time, it is a huge part of my life, and it is an honor to be up there alongside Sir Bobby." He added.

After achieving such landmark, questions have been raised about the future of Rooney’s presence at Old Trafford. But, what I think Fans would love to see Rooney's remarkable drive and determination to stay at the top for so long. No, he's not Messi, but the Premier League is no La Liga either. At his peak, he terrorized teams with a brutal vigor that was a joy to watch. It would be refreshing just to see him retire at the top in my opinion. Maybe help the reds to another league title next season, and then bow out along with Ibra.

 

Nazish Islam - a media graduate with an undying love for chai, books, traveling, series shows, sports, hijab, and of course writing.

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