Rooney takes swipe at media as he closes in on United record

Date published: Thursday 24th November 2016 10:20

Wayne Rooney: Deserves more praise

Wayne Rooney scored to go to within one of the all-time Manchester United goalscoring record before blasting the media for the recent controversy surrounding him.

The Red Devils captain, who also became the club’s all-time record scorer in Europe by virtue of the goal in the 4-0 Europa League rout of Feyenoord at Old Trafford, was forced to apologise after pictures emerged of him drunk at a wedding party while on England duty.

And, when asked if those recent troubles made his achievement more special, Rooney took the chance to bite back.

“All that’s created by people like yourself [journalists] asking questions, making a big deal out of nothing,” he said.

“I didn’t set foot in the wedding and it’s a shame to have to speak about it on nights like this.”

The win leaves Man Utd just one point short of qualifying for the last 32 of the competition, and Rooney was understandably happy with his side’s performance.

“It was a good win, we are pleased to get four goals. The second goal killed the game, at 1-0 you never know what can happen.

“It’s a great feeling to score goals for this club, I am pleased and there is plenty more to come.”

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