Wayne Rooney broke Manchester United’s club record of 249 goals set by Charlton when he curled in a free-kick deep in stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with Stoke.
Rooney, who joined United in 2004, had been stuck on 249 goals since netting in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Reading earlier this month.
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He came and congratulated me in the dressing room so I know he's pleased in some way
Rooney on Charlton
And the former Everton star was quick to praise club legend Charlton after his stunning strike.
"He's such an iconic figure, and has been for so long. When you sign for the club, you realise how important he is,” Rooney said.
“To surpass him in goals is something I never thought I'd do. I have the utmost respect for him.
Wayne Rooney broke Manchester United's goalscoring record at Stoke
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Rooney now boasts 250 goals for Man United
"He came and congratulated me in the dressing room so I know he's pleased in some way.
"I'm a team player but records are important. When you finish your career you can look back on it and it's something to tell your kids."