Although the result from United’s game ended on a sad note, it was a fairly good day for the captain, Wayne Rooney who made his 500th appearance for the club. Termed as the ‘white Pele’ by his fans, Rooney came into this game after missing the former ones with an injury. Sources say that Rooney was sidelined not because of an injury but because he was found under the influence of alcohol and was therefore banned from the trainings and matches for the breach of code of conduct.
The game began with Rooney being felicitated for his remarkable achievement. Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton presented the award to Wayne Rooney on his 500th appearance for the English giants. The England international was handed the award by United legend Sir Bobby Charlton – who is second only to Ryan Giggs with 758 appearances for the club.
Rooney remains 10th in the list of record appearances, which also features then likes of Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Dennis Irwin. Some time ago, Wayne Rooney also became the worthy holder of achieving 50 goals for his international side, England. Despite his average performance this season, Rooney has managed to set records as and when possible. This achievement would also boost his confidence and probably help him to cope up with a better form, soon. Rooney’s side Manchester United is currently 5th on the table after the loss to Norwich at home. United’s most essential midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will remain out for more 2 games facing the ban by FA.
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