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07th Jan 2017

Watch the moment Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton’s Man Utd goal record


Tom Victor

Wayne Rooney has had to wait a while to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record for Manchester United, but the moment finally arrived in the FA Cup third round.

Rooney had been stuck on 248 United goals since November, one shy of Charlton’s final tally, but the visit of Jaap Stam’s Reading had fans convinced today would be the day.

And so it proved, with the England forward taking just over six minutes to find the net, turning past Ali Al-Habsi with Juan Mata providing the assist.

It wasn’t the cleanest finish, but they all count.