London: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is “delighted” at becoming ninth in the club’s all-time goal scorers list.
Rooney has scored 152 goals since his arrival from Everton in 2004.
“To score over 150 goals for a club like United is a great feeling. Hopefully there are many more to come,” a daily quoted Rooney, as saying.
“I was aware I was only one goal away from reaching 150. And speaking to some of the players, I asked how many Bobby Charlton had scored for the club. Giggsy said, ‘You need another 100 or so’. So, that’s a target for me now and hopefully over the next few years I will be able to achieve it,” he added.
If the 25-year-old spends the rest of his top-flight career at Old Trafford, he is on target to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as United’s all-time record scorer.
Charlton scored 249 in all competitions, Rooney is 97 behind.
Rooney also said that he is pleased with the way he has started the ongoing Premier League season.
“I worked hard in pre-season to make sure I was fit and started well and thankfully I’ve done that. The team has made a great start as well, so hopefully we can continue that,” he said.