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Derby strike rates as Rooney's best

8 Sep 2016
Wayne Rooney

Man Utd captain says overhead kick in 2011 was his best in PL as part of Legends of Football event

The Manchester derby holds many pleasant memories for Wayne Rooney ahead of the two teams' meeting on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford.

No player has scored more goals in this fixture than Rooney's 11 in all competitions and one strike, in particular, stands out for the United captain.

Rooney is one of 25 players to have scored a century of goals in the Premier League and was asked as part of the Legends of Football celebration of the competition's centurions which goal was his favourite.

The forward, who is second on the all-time leading scorers in the Premier League with 194 goals, picked his sensational overhead winner in the 2-1 victory at Old Trafford in February 2011 as his best strike.

Each of the 25 members of the '100 club' has picked their favourite goal and they will vote to decide the best of those 25. The winner will be announced at the Legends of Football celebration.

The event, on 5 October, will bring together fans, Premier League centurions and other iconic figures in the sport to mark the 25th season of the competition's history.

Taking place at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Park Lane, the evening will include live music, comedy and auctions for unique collectors' items and experiences to raise money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

In the 20 years of the event, the Premier League and other partners have raised £7million for the charity.

For those interested in attending the event celebrating these Premier League legends please go to

Nordoff Robbins is the largest music therapy charity in the United Kingdom, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.

You can learn more about the work they do at

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