Wayne Rooney record: Man United skipper scores great midfielder’s goal to make Old Trafford history

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Wayne Rooney has became the first player to score 100 Premier League goals at Old Trafford.

And his record-breaking goal was a textbook midfielder’s effort.

Rooney started an attacking move from deep by spreading a crossfield pass to Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on the left wing. As the play developed, Rooney slowly made his way into the penalty area, where he arrived just in time to slot home from Anthony Martial’s low cross.

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Marcus Rashford – one of the players who is now ahead of Rooney in Louis van Gaal’s striking pecking order – also contributed to the goal with a neat dummy.

Rooney was officially rebranded as a midfielder earlier this year and he seems to be doing well in his new role.

The United skipper could well lineup for England in midfield at this summer’s Euro 2016 finals.

United’s second all-time goalscorer in Prem history at the Theatre of Dreams is Paul Scholes, who bagged 59 times in 248 matches.

Rooney’s century has taken just 185 games.

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