Date: 22nd August 2009 at 7:08pm
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Wayne Rooney scored the 100th and 101st goals for United today. Which, considering he’ll turn 24 in October, is a remarkable achievement. Sir Alex was quick to praise him after his brace contributed to the 5-0 massacre of Wigan.

“It is a great achievement and he is only a young lad.

“Some players have been at the club for many years and not reached that total yet. It will do him a world of good.

“Strikers have to score – that is their mantra. If they are not scoring they think the world is at an end.

“When they are scoring they think they will never finish scoring. But that is what they are.”


Rooney’s never been a great goalscorer, we cannot deny that – but it could still change, he could become one. He’s got three league goals to his name already and we must hope that he’ll be more consistent than in previous seasons, now that he’ll play in his favourite position and won’t be shunted out to the flanks because of Ronaldo.

And still, even the inconsistent Rooney, the Rooney who all too often played on the flanks, who did too much work all over the pitch instead of focussing on his main duty, could reach 100 goals. If he settles into being the main man in attack – well, who knows what he’ll be capable of. In the meantime: congratulations Wayne!