Former Manchester united manager Sir Alex Ferguson has described red devils skipper Wayne Rooney’s recent achievement as ‘amazing’ and ‘outstanding’ as the 31-year old scored on Saturday to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton’s 249 Manchester united goal record according to reports in Manutd.com.
Sir Alex Ferguson who signed Wayne Rooney to Manchester united from Everton back in 2004 making the Englishman football’s most expensive teenager heaped praises on Wayne Rooney and the former red devils manager also revealed that it would be a difficult task for any Manchester united player including teenage sensation Marcus Rashford to break the record set by Wayne Rooney when he scores his last goal for Manchester united.
Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that Bobby Charlton’s record lasted for 44 years and when he signed Wayne Rooney, he never for one day thought the Englishman would create such a history at the club.
Sir Alex Ferguson also revealed that for Marcus Rashford to break Rooney’s record, he needs to score at least twenty goals every season for the next ten years which is a very difficult task because it is difficult in present day football for any player to stay a particular club for more than ten years.
Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV:
“Rooney’s achievement is outstanding and amazing and I don’t see anyone overtaking that record looking at modern day football because it is difficult to keep a player at a club for over ten years. Rooney is among the few who have done that and that’ because we were very lucky in my time”.