Photo: Wayne Rooney pays tribute to Man United legend after 250th goal

The Manchester United captain pays tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton...

A photo posted by Wayne Rooney (@waynerooney) on

Wayne Rooney has thanked Sir Bobby Charlton for his kind words after the striker became Manchester United’s record goal-scorer at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

The 31-year-old scored a sensational free-kick in the fourth minute of added time to rescue a 1-1 draw with Stoke City and surpass Charlton’s tally of 249 goals.

Rooney’s 250th strike was just his second Premier League goal of the season, however the club’s captain is now Manchester United and England’s record goal-scorer.

The Manchester United striker gave his Instagram followers an insight into his post-match celebrations after Rooney became the 20-time English champions’s record goal-scorer.

Rooney posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“Huge honour to become leading goalscorer for @manchesterunited. Thanks to Sir Bobby for his kind words after the game. Special thanks to the fans for your support along the way!”

The Manchester United captain moved to Everton in a £26m deal in 2005.

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Rooney has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, the FA Cup and two League Cups during his club career.

The Red Devils will take on Hull City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Thursday night.

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