Rooney Breaks Manchester United European Record


Wayne Rooney has broken Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record and is now Manchester United’s top goalscorer in European competitions, with 39 goals from 96 appearances.

United’s skipper opened the scoring in the 4-0 win over Feyenoord in their Europa League game at Old Trafford, with a composed finish from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s lay-off.

Van Nistelrooy previously held the record, after scoring 38 goals in 47 matches for the Red Devils.

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Ryan Giggs is on 29 goals from 158 games and Denis Law with 28 from 33.

Rooney’s first European goals came in 2004, when the England international netted a hat-trick against Fenerbahce in the Champions League.

It was also his 248th goal for United and he is now just one short of the all-time club record held by Sir Bobby Charlton.

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