Rooney’s record haul: How and where his Man United goals came

Date published: Saturday 21st January 2017 5:25

Wayne Rooney has eclipsed Sir Bobby Charlton at the top of Manchester United’s goalscoring charts. Here, we take a look at how, where and when his record-breaking achievement has been created. 

Competitive goals for Man Utd

Bobby Charlton 250
Wayne Rooney 249
Denis Law 237
Jack Rowley 211
George Best 179
Dennis Viollet 179
Ryan Giggs 168
Joe Spence 168
Mark Hughes 163
Paul Scholes 155

 

League goals for Man Utd

Bobby Charlton 199
Jack Rowley 182
Wayne Rooney 180
Denis Law 171
Dennis Viollet 159
Joe Spence 158
George Best 137
Stan Pearson 127
Mark Hughes 120
Ryan Giggs/David Herd 114

 

European goals for Man Utd

Wayne Rooney 39
Ruud van Nistelrooy 38
Ryan Giggs 29
Denis Law 28
Paul Scholes 26
Bobby Charlton 22
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 20
Andrew Cole 19
Cristiano Ronaldo 16
David Beckham 15

 

How Rooney’s goals break down

Goals 250
Home 136
Away 106
Neutral 8
Inside Box 213
Outside Box 37
Penalty 26
Direct Free Kick 6
Right Foot 193
Left Foot 27
Head 30
First Half 109
Second Half 140
90+ Minutes 11

 

Rooney season by season at Man Utd

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 2004/2005 17
 2005/2006 19
 2006/2007 23
 2007/2008 18
 2008/2009 20
 2009/2010 34
 2010/2011 16
 2011/2012 34
 2012/2013 16
 2013/2014 19
 2014/2015 14
 2015/2016 15
2016/2017 5

Rooney’s favourite opponents (Man Utd goals only)

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Rooney – Favourite Opposition Opponent goals
Aston Villa 14
Newcastle United 13
Arsenal 12
Fulham 12
West Ham United 12
Manchester City 11
Portsmouth 10
Tottenham Hotspur 10
Wigan Athletic 10
Bolton Wanderers 9
Chelsea 9

 

Rooney’s goals by competition

Premier League 180
Champions League 30
FA Cup 22
League Cup 5
Europa League 5
Champions League Qualifier 4
Club World Cup 3
Community Shield 1

 

Rooney’s goals by milestone and date

Rooney Milestone Date Opp Comp Game No
1 9/28/2004 Fenerbahce Champions League 1
50 3/17/2007 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 131
100 8/22/2009 Wigan Athletic Premier League 242
150 8/28/2011 Arsenal Premier League 326
200 9/17/2013 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Champions League 406
250 21/01/2017 Stoke Premier League 546

 

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