Manchester United legend Denis Law has backed Wayne Rooney to smash his goal scoring record, and go on and become the club’s leading goalscorer.
Law fired 237 goals for United in his 11 year spell at the club, and only sits behind Sir Bobby Charlton in the club’s top goalscorers list. Rooney has been working his way up the list in the past few seasons and is now 4th with 191 goals.
This weekend he scored his 16th FA Cup goal, again gaining on a record held by Law who managed 34 in his time at Old Trafford, but the Scot expects Rooney to smash all goalscoring records at the club as he told Inside United:
“When you see some players in and around the penalty box, you don’t think they’ll score but, with Rooney, you never think that.
“Along the way, I obviously beat someone else’s total [to get to 237] so it’s something that is always going to happen in football.
“I was happy to beat someone else and it’s inevitable that Rooney will beat mine.
“I said when he first joined the club that if he can steer clear of serious injuries, he’ll be the record goalscorer for Manchester United, there’s no doubt about that.”