For 44 years, Manchester United’s record goalscorer was the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton. Today, the name changed to Wayne Rooney.
Rooney had equaled Charlton’s record of 249 goals in Manchester United’s FA Cup tie against Reading, and it was only a matter of time before he claimed the record for himself.
And it couldn’t have come at a better time.
With United trailing Stoke by a goal, manager Jose Mourinho had brought Rooney on to replace Juan Mata, in the hopes of preserving their 16-match unbeaten run.
And with just over a minute left to the end of the game, Rooney smashed a spectacular free-kick past Stoke City keeper Lee Grant.
What a way to break the record take a bow Wayne Rooney. #MUFC 👏🏼
— Utd Goals 🎦 (@UtdGoals) January 21, 2017
Stuff of legend.