Sir Alex Ferguson sends message to Man United star

Sir Alex Ferguson led the tributes for Wayne Rooney after the strike became Manchester United's all-time top scorer on Saturday

Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United striker became the club’s all-time top goal-scorer on Saturday.

The Red Devils forward netted a dramatic late equaliser for Jose Mourinho’s men as they came from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Rooney’s free-kick in the 94th minute allowed him to break the record and become the club’s all-time top scorer.

Ferguson brought Rooney to Old Trafford from Everton back in 2004 while the Scot was still in charge of the club.

And the former Manchester United boss was full of praise for the England captain after his feat on Saturday night.

Speaking in an interview with Manchester United’s website, Ferguson said: “I would like to say huge congratulations to Wayne on reaching this milestone. It is no mean feat to score so many goals and he breaks a record that has stood for over 40 years.

“Wayne thoroughly deserves his place in the history books of this great club and I am sure that he will go on to score many more goals.

“Well done Wayne, I am absolutely delighted for you, you have been a great servant to this club and long may it continue.”

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Manchester United’s draw with Stoke left the Red Devils in sixth place in the Premier League table and 11 points behind leaders Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ clash with Hull City on Sunday.

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