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Wayne Rooney: Out Of This World

17 Aug 2022

PL30: Rooney - Out of this world

Enjoy the story behind one of the greatest goals in Premier League history


Wayne Rooney: Out Of This World

Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer. England’s top goalscorer. The Premier League’s #2 goalscorer, and #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 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.” 


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