8 Impressive Wayne Rooney Records and Statistics

Rob DawsonManchester United CorrespondentApril 25, 2014

8 Impressive Wayne Rooney Records and Statistics

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    It seems a lifetime ago since Wayne Rooney burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old.

    He came through the ranks at Everton before agreeing a move to Manchester United in the summer of 2004.

    In the 10 years since, he has become one of United's most prolific goalscorers. After signing a new long-term deal earlier this year, he is on course to retire as the club's leading marksman.

    At 28 years old, he is also closing in on England's goalscoring record, currently held by Sir Bobby Charlton.

    Here is a list of the eight most impressive statistics Rooney has racked up.

    Feel free to use the comments section to agree, disagree and add your own.

Once the Premier League's Youngest Goalscorer

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    When Rooney scored for Everton against Arsenal on October 19, 2002 he became the Premier League's youngest goalscorer.

    He was aged 16 years and 360 days old when he scored Everton's second in a 2-1 win, a result that ended Arsenal's 30-match unbeaten run.

    It's a record that has since been surpassed by James Milner and James Vaughan.

19th on United's All-Time Appearance List

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    Still only 28 years old, Rooney is already one of United's top-20 appearance makers.

    He has played 441 times for United to put him 19th on the list, ahead of Gary Pallister and behind Jack Silcock.

    But, he still has a way to go to catch record-holder Ryan Giggs.

    The new temporary manager has made 962 appearances for United since making his debut in 1991.

Third on Manchester United's List of Goalscorers

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    Rooney has scored 214 goals for United in 10 years at Old Trafford.

    He currently sits third on the club's all-time list of goalscorers, just ahead of Jack Rowley and behind Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton.

    Should he score 36 more goals in a United shirt, he will pass Charlton's record of 249.

    He could conceivably hit the mark by the end of next season.

He Likes Playing Against Aston Villa

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    Rooney has scored more goals for United against Aston Villa than anyone else.

    He has made 21 appearances against Villa in all competitions, scoring 13 goals.

    He has scored 12 goals against Fulham and 11 against both Manchester City and West Ham. His 11 goals against City make him the most prolific scorer in the history of the Manchester derby.

    However, he has been most prolific against Bolton, scoring nine goals in 11 games.

Four in a Game

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    Rooney is one of just 18 players to score four goals in a game for United.

    He scored all four in their 4-0 win over Hull City at Old Trafford in January 2010. He is also the last United player to achieve the feat.

    As well as scoring four in a game once, he has also scored six hat-tricks for United. The last was against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium in September 2011.

England Goalscoring Record in Sight

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    Rooney became England's youngest player when he made his debut as a 17-year-old against Australia in February 2003. Theo Walcott has since taken his record.

    He is fifth on England's list of goalscorers with 38 goals, behind Michael Owen, Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker and Sir Bobby Charlton.

    Charlton's record stands at 49. If Rooney continues his international strike rate of a goal every 2.3 games, he could break the record before his 30th birthday. 

A Goal Every 2.2 Games

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    Rooney has scored 269 goals in 603 games as a professional and has also contributed 137 assists.

    In the 12 years since he made his debut for Everton, he has averaged a goal every 2.2 games.

    He averages a goal or an assist every 1.4 games.

    His most prolific season was during 2011/12 when he scored 34 goals in 43 games.

Yellows and Reds

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    Rooney is known as a combative player who has often been on the wrong side of referees.

    But during the 2011/12 season, he was booked just once in the Premier League, during the 2-0 win over Swansea in the penultimate game of the campaign.

    He has been booked 108 times during his career and has been sent off five times.

    No one has been sent off more times while playing for England. He has collected two red cards playing international football, the same number as David Beckham.