The Manchester United captain has surpassed the French legend’s tally of most goals with a single Premier League club after netting against fierce rivals Liverpool on Sunday
Wayne Rooney has become the greatest goalscorer with a single Premier League club after scoring his 176th league goal for Manchester United against Liverpool on Sunday.
The England captain overtook Thierry Henry’s mark of 175 strikes for Arsenal when netting in the 78th minute at Anfield to put United 1-0 ahead late on – his first goal at the ground in 11 years!
Rooney has reached the landmark in 358 games, 100 more than it took Henry to rack up his total, with the Frenchman scoring at a rate of 0.19 goals more per game than the 30-year-old.
However Rooney has been part of greater team success, with United winning five Premier League titles during his 12 seasons with the club.
Henry won just two league crowns with the Gunners between 1999 and 2007 before a brief return on loan at the Emirates Stadium in the 2011-12 campaign.
Rooney’s goal takes him to 242 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils, leaving him only seven short of Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record.
Added to his goals against Swansea City, Sheffield United and Newcastle United it also represents the first time the former Everton front man has scored in four successive fixtures since March 2012.