English Premiership

How Twitter reacted to Rooney's record goal

2017-01-21 19:38
Wayne Rooney (AP)

Manchester - Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's record goalscorer on Saturday when his last-gasp strike at Stoke took him past Bobby Charlton's tally of 249.

Rooney's landmark moment triggered plaudits from across the sporting world as stars took to Twitter to hail the 31-year-old striker:

"England's best goalscorer. Man Utd best goalscorer. Wayne Rooney What a player. What a career. Congratulations!" 

- Former England captain Alan Shearer

"Congratulations Wayne Rooney on an incredible achievement." 

- Gary Neville, a former United and England team-mate of Rooney

"Wayne Rooney breaks the Manchester United goal scoring record with a free-kick that Bobby Charlton would have been proud of." 

- Former England striker Gary Lineker

"Yesssssssss Wayne Rooney, Man Utd, #Goaaaalll." 

- Olympic sprint champion and United fan Usain Bolt

"Wazzzzaaaaaaaaaaa.... 250 Club!" 

- Rio Ferdinand, another former United and England colleague of Rooney

"Congratulations Wayne Rooney fantastic achievement." 

- Former United captain Bryan Robson

"Yes Wazza! 250 goals! What an achievement to be Man Utd's all time top scorer! #legend." 

- United winger Ashley Young

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