Rooney becomes Manchester United's all-time top scorer in Europe

The England international has responded to recent criticism by breaking a club record and is now just one goal behind Sir Bobby Charlton in the club's all-time list

Wayne Rooney has overtaken Ruud van Nistelrooy to become Manchester United's top goalscorer in European competition with 39 goals from 96 appearances.

The captain opened the scoring against Feyenoord in the Europa League at Old Trafford with a neat flick over goalkeeper Brad Jones after good work from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Van Nistelrooy had previously held the record with 38 goals from 47 games ahead of Ryan Giggs on 29 goals from 158 games and Denis Law with 28 from 33.

Rooney's first European goals came back in 2004 with a memorable hat-trick against Fenerbahce in the Champions League.

The striker's goal is also his 248th goal for  Manchester United, leaving him just one short of the all-time club record held by Sir Bobby Charlton.

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