Michael Owen sends heartfelt message to Man United striker

Michael Owen has a special message for Wayne Rooney as the striker closes in on Manchester United's all-time scoring record

Michael Owen has congratulated Wayne Rooney for his fantastic career as the striker closes in on breaking Manchester United’s all-time goal-scoring record.

The England international equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 249 goals for the Red Devils last weekend when he scored the opener in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup.

Rooney now has the chance to score his 250th goal for Manchester United when Jose Mourinho’s men host Liverpool in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday.

And former Manchester United striker Owen feels that Rooney deserves special praise for the impressive career he has enjoyed for both club and country.

Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Wayne Rooney may or may not break Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record for the most goals in competitive games for United on Sunday, but he will do sooner rather than later and I would like to be one of the first to congratulate him on his magnificent achievement whenever and wherever it may be.

“Exceptionally talented, confident and durable Wayne has had a magnificent career and long may it continue.

“One of the most naturally gifted players I have ever had the fortune and pleasure to play alongside and above all else – a cracking lad. Congrats Wazza.”

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Manchester United head into their clash with Liverpool having won their last six Premier League games on the spin to leave them 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after 20 games.

The Red Devils finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season.

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