Rooney struck to salvage a 1-1 draw for United against Stoke with a stunning injury-time free-kick.
Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on Manchester United star Wayne Rooney
And Rooney’s former boss Sir Alex has now heaped praise on the England captain.
"I would like to say huge congratulations to Wayne on reaching this milestone,” Sir Alex told manutd.com.
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Manchester United star Wayne Rooney celebrates after breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's scoring record
"It is no mean feat to score so many goals and he breaks a record that has stood for over 40 years.
“Wayne thoroughly deserves his place in the history books of this great club and I am sure that he will go on to score many more goals.
"Well done Wayne, I am absolutely delighted for you, you have been a great servant to this club and long may it continue."