08 January, 2017
And considering that every season, there are more questions about whether Rooney still fits into and belongs at United, his chances of equaling, let along breaking, Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record at the fabled club, looked to be diminishing. The Spaniard dug out a low cross which Rooney shook a leg at; his knee proved a sufficient diversion to beat Ali Al-Habsi from close range.
Marcus Rashford, who wasted several opportunities after being given a rare start up front, sealed United's eighth successive victory with two quickfire goals in the closing stages. "It's a huge part of my life this football club and I'm really honoured to be up their alongside Sir Bobby". Marcos Rojo played a nice long ball over the top, and Rooney's first touch was flawless, but his left-footed finish across goal was well kept out by the Reading goalkeeper.
But it didn't take long before United's dominance was eventually rewarded as Rooney found the back of the net on seventh minutes from a Juan Mata cross.
In their posh seats, members of United's board stood to applaud and Charlton wore a broad smile. He joined United from Everton on a six-year deal for around £27m in 2004 and has managed the feat in 215 fewer games than Charlton.
Rooney wasn't finished though.
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That was one of three all Premier League ties, with bottom side Hull City getting the better of Swansea City 2-0.
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Marcus Rashford netted the third before doubling his tally after a awful error by Reading keeper, Ali Al Habsi.
But in truth the home side continued to dominate with Al-Habsi called into action early to parry away a Carrick shot before his fumbled Marouane Fellaini save fell to Rooney, who was also denied by the Omani stopper. The ball flicked off the goalkeeper's right toe as he attempted to clear the ball left-footed, allowing Rashford to steal in and finish from a yard out.
"You have to give Wayne Rooney credit for the limelight he has had to work under and the pressure people continually put on him".