Manchester United goal highlights: Rooney's historic strike ties club goal record

Manchester United veteran striker Wayne Rooney moved into a tie for first place on the club's all-time scoring list on Saturday, equalizing Bobby Charlton with 249 goals when he opened the scoring against Reading in the FA Cup third round.

At Old Trafford, Rooney, back from injury, reacted quickly to Juan Mata's shot to redirect the ball into the net on seven minutes. Take a look.

Lovely reaction to the shot to put it away, and what a historic moment with Charlton and former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in attendance.

And it's also a big goal for Rooney as he tries to convince manager Jose Mourinho that he deserves more playing time as he continues to fight for a spot in the starting XI, not just in the FA Cup.

One more goal, and the monumental record is his. And if he keeps it up, maybe more playing time.

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