When will Wayne Rooney break the Man Utd goalscoring record?
Holly Thackeray | 14 January 2017
When will Wayne Rooney break Man Utd scoring record?
It is a question that will likely have been on the Manchester United skipper’s, and of course Sir Bobby Charlton’s, mind for months. Now it looks to be a case of not if, but when Wayne Rooney will break the Man Utd scoring record.
Having levelled with England great Charlton versus Reading, to reach the 249 goals milestone for the Mancunian club, the next challenge for Rooney is reaching a round 250 strikes for the Red Devils to surpass all who came before him.
Almost 13 years at the club, from the age of 18 to 31, look set to be rewarded with a place in history at the top of the poachers pile.
But just when exactly will that happen? Coral have priced up a fantastic value market for which match Rooney will finally become Man Utd’s sole all-time top scorer in. Take your pick from the odds below and, if you don’t fancy any of those dates, others are available upon request.
Premier League v Liverpool (Sunday, January 15)
How about dispatching in this duel for drama? As the Red Devils host Liverpool, which is a must-win Premier League match for both, the script could not be more perfectly set up for Rooney to star at Old Trafford against United’s biggest rivals. He’s 7/4 to do so.
As a former Evertonian and boyhood fan of the Merseyside blues, Northwest derbies have always seemed to fire up the frontman more than most and Rooney has a decent record of six goals and four assists against them.
Premier League v Stoke City (Saturday, January 21)
England’s all-time top scorer is 2/1 to etch his name into the history books as Man Utd’s leading marksman versus Stoke.
The Potters are always seen as a tough fixture away, so perhaps Rooney will be called upon to make the difference.
EFL Cup semi second leg v Hull (Thursday, January 26)
Having just helped the Red Devils progress in the FA Cup, it would be fitting for the forward to break the goalscorer record while firing them to an EFL Cup final. Rooney does also boast a convincing seven goals in eight career games against the Tigers.
In this semi-final second leg, Rooney could conceivably get the chance to run riot after the Tigers were beaten 2-0 in the first leg fray at Old Trafford. There is a 7/2 price for the scorer record to be smashed at the KC Stadium.
FA Cup fourth round v Wigan Athletic (Saturday, January 28th)
Seen as Rooney’s record leveller arrived in the FA Cup, why not back his record breaking strike to come in that competition too? Man Utd have been drawn in the fourth round with Wigan, a club Rooney has scored 10 past in 15 previous tussles.
The price for Rooney to reach that 250 goals feat when facing the Latics is 7/1.
Premier League v Hull (Wednesday, February 1st)
Man Utd will be more familiar with Hull than most, as this Premier League encounter will be the fourth time the Red Devils have met them this term, and Rooney’s third chance to break the record against them if he hasn’t by this point.
It could prove to be a nightmare for the Humberside outfit, with Rooney at 9/1 to surpass Charlton on the first day of February.