Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney unaware of scoring record

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney unaware of scoring record
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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his side’s only goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield.

MANCHESTER United striker Wayne Rooney says he wasn’t aware of his record-breaking feat at Anfield, insisting he was merely pleased with his side’s win over fierce rivals Liverpool.

The Reds skipper smashed home a 78th minute volley to score his first goal at Liverpool since 2005 as he became the all-time record holder for most Premier league goals scored at a single club with 176, passing Thierry henry’s total of 175 for Arsenal.

Yet the 30-year-old, in an interview with Sky Sport after the game, said he didn’t even know he had just made history.

“To be honest, I didn’t know about that record. Obviously it is great to have records but I don’t think it will beat the feeling I have now,” he said.

“I think everyone knows the importance of this game regardless of positions; we could be top or second from bottom. It’s a massive game for both football clubs and the fans.

“It was a great victory and three points, which we needed to keep up the good start to the year.”

Rooney was especially pleased to have ended his ten-year drought at Anfield.

“To score the winning goal at Anfield, it’s been a long time since that happened for me, since my first years here, so I’ll be selfish today and enjoy that one the most,” he said.

The win leaves United in fifth place, seven adrift of point-leaders Arsenal and Leicester City.

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