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PL30: Rooney - Out of this world

16 Aug 2022
Wayne Rooney

A great goalscorer, and a scorer of great goals, but the strike against Man City was arguably his best

Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer. England's top goalscorer. The Premier League's No.2 goalscorer, and No.3 for assists.

From learning his craft on the streets of Croxteth to the greatest stages in world football, Wayne Rooney made a habit of the spectacular

Even so, one goal in particular stands out.

Acrobatic. Daring. Stunning. Wayne Rooney's overhead against Manchester City was breathless for its execution, but also for its context, proving pivotal in United beating their Manchester rivals to the 2010/11 Premier League crown.

"He's scored some fantastic goals," comes the verdict of the man who brought Rooney to United, Sir Alex Ferguson. "But they don't match that one. They don't."

Also in this series

Part 2: PL30: Poll: What is the best-ever Premier League goal?
Part 3: PL30: Five other great Rooney goals

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