The England captain broke Sir Bobby Charlton's record in his 546th appearance for United with legends of the game such as Pele leading tributes to the 31-year-old's achievement.
Rooney's 12-and-a-half year career at Old Trafford has seen him win five Premier League trophies, two League Cups, a Champions League and his first FA Cup triumph last season.
Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's all-time goalscoring record with his 250th goal last week
Michael Carrick paid credit to his oldest Manchester United team-mate's achievement
Carrick is Rooney's oldest team-mate that remains at United having played together for 11 years.
And looking back over their years playing alongside each other, Carrick remembers one particular game that sums up Rooney and what he means to United.
“There was a game at West Ham [in April 2011] when I remember we were 2-0 down and he scored a hat-trick to get us back into it and we won 4-2," Carrick told MUTV.
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Michael Carrick remembers Wayne Rooney's hat-trick against West Ham in 2011 fondly
"We were going for the league title at the time and he scored a hat-trick in the second half and pulled us right through that game.
“You saw his reaction into the camera [”What f*****g what?”]! But that showed you what it meant to him.
"That pretty much summed him up – it was a great hat-trick at a crucial time in the season. He stepped up and produced for us.”