It means the England international is now the club's all-time leading scorer, overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton.
However, despite his heroics reports claim he could be set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.
The Sun claim Rooney is the subject of a huge £60million-a-year offer from a Chinese Super League club.
Sven Goran Eriksson believes Wayne Rooney would be a big hit in China
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And Eriksson, who has been coaching in China for four years now, has flirted with the prospect of Rooney playing in the Far East.
"He has to make that decision together with his family and agent and so on, but why not?" he said.
"China today is a great place to live.
"If you have never been in China, you don't believe your eyes when you come here today.
Sven Goran Eriksson managed Wayne Rooney with England
"And I'm sure Rooney could play in any team here.'
Eriksson knows Rooney well having given him his England debut back in 2003.
The 31-year-old will be aiming to add to his United goal tally when they face Hull in the EFL Cup on Thursday (7.45).