Wayne Rooney: Scoring for Manchester United is like playing underwater

Manchester United’s all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney has described how it feels to score a goal for the club in the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney says the feeling of scoring goals for Manchester United is like you are playing underwater.

The 31-year-old became the club’s record goalscorer when he moved past Bobby Charlton to 250 strikes with a late equaliser in last week’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Stoke City.

That goal came two weeks after Rooney had equalled Charlton’s then-club record with an FA Cup goal against Reading.

In an interview to discuss becoming the outright holder of that United honour, Rooney was asked what it feels like to score for the Red Devils in the Premier League.

“It is an amazing feeling,” he told BBC Sport.

“When you score a goal the initial feeling is like you are playing football underwater and when you score the goal it is like you come up for air.

“You hear the crowd, the atmosphere – for that four or five seconds it is a mad feeling.”

Rooney was proud to share the record-breaking moment with Charlton and his young family.

He said: “It was obviously a great moment for myself, a proud moment to get the record.

“It was nice that Sir Bobby was there as he always is. He came into the dressing room after the game and congratulated me. That meant a lot.

“It was a proud moment to be able to share that with my children. It is only my eldest lad who really understands at the moment. At home he was trying to re-enact it!”


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