Manchester United's Wayne Rooney happy to repay fans and proud to reach 200 goals
Wednesday 18 September 2013 19:15, UK
Wayne Rooney has declared that it is an honour to have scored 200 goals for Manchester United and has thanked the fans for the support they have given him since the start of the season.
United manager David Moyes paid tribute to Rooney's performance after the Champions League victory over Leverkusen, labelling the striker 'world class' after he also set up Antonio Valencia.
Moyes said: "Wayne played really well tonight. He scored his goals and his pass to put Antonio in was terrific.
"We want him to keep that scoring record up. I think there are only three or four Manchester United players that have ever achieved 200 goals.
"I remember saying that he could go on to become one of the all-time greats here by his goals.
"I thought his performance tonight was excellent. I think everything he did was worthy of two goals, and maybe more.
"I think you can see from the way he was moving that he's in a good place at the moment and any forward who's scoring goals feels good about himself.
"Any team that wants to win the Champions League needs to have several world class players - and Wayne would certainly come into that category."