‘Man United’s Wayne Rooney playing fantastically well’

Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton says Wayne Rooney has been playing "fantastically well" in recent weeks

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney scored 12 Premier League goals last season Photo: Nike

Sir Bobby Charlton believes Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is currently playing “fantastically well” – and backed the striker to break his goal-record.

The Red Devils forward scored his third goal in three Premier League appearances following his return to the United first-team from a head injury.

Rooney now has 202 Red Devils goals and is closing in on Charlton (249) and Denis Law (237) who are the only United greats left ahead of the England international on the club’s all-time goal-scorer charts.

Despite the gloomy atmosphere currently at Old Trafford following a third loss of the season, Charlton believes Rooney’s form has been impressive in recent weeks.

“I’ve spoken to Wayne and I’ve told him he’s doing really, really well. Fantastically well,” Charlton told United Review.

“I’ll lose no sleep over it at all if Wayne beats my record. It will be something else for the club to be proud of. And he can buy the drinks!”

Law praised Rooney’s tireless work ethic after the 27-year-old netted in a 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford this weekend.

“One thing that Rooney’s always shown since he’s arrived at the club is that he’s not only a goalscorer, but a person who tries, no matter what the scoreline is,” said Law.

“I wasn’t surprised to see Wayne reach 200 goals for United. I said years ago that as long as he stayed fit he would become the highest scorer and I have no doubt he’ll break the record.”

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