Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has become the club’s record goal scorer of all time, beating Sir Bobby Charlton’s record.
The goal that makes him the best all time goal scorer the club has ever had was scored in injury time to secure a draw for his team against Stoke City, scoring from a free kick. The draw maintains Manchester United’s sixteen game unbeaten run, and gives them hope for a title challenge.
Rooney’s free-kick ricocheted off the wall and into the top corner.
Stoke on Top for much of the Game
Stoke capitalised on poor team selections and set up by United’s manager, Mourinho who made four changes to the side that earned a point with Liverpool. Stoke’s defence lacks pace and Mourinho left the fastest United players of Rashford and Martial on the bench.
The side put out played Fellaini in a central midfield role and Mata wide on the right wing. This was a team of solidity and not a team of attacking flair. If Stoke could have chosen the United team you feel this team is what they would have opted for.
Stoke took the upper hand in the beginning of the game, forcing Mata into a mistake which saw the midfielder put the ball in his own net. The goal was a reflection of United’s lack of creativity which saw several Stoke players looking overly comfortable in their positions.
United Finally Got it Together
The goal did provide the injection of urgency Mourinho’s side desperately needed and they started to create some chances. Ibramimovic almost set himself up with a chance but his chest control allowed Stoke to clear the danger.
With fifteen minutes to go Rooney came on for Mata and finally United made clear cut chances. By this point Rashford had come on to give United a much needed injection of pace.
Rooney equalised with minutes to go with his free-kick.