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Rooney: It's a huge honour to be leading goalscorer

Rooney clinching record breaking 250th goal Credit: PA

Sir Bobby Charlton says Wayne Rooney is "a true great for club and country" after the striker broke his Manchester United all-time goalscoring record.

Rooney's injury time equaliser against Stoke was his 250th for United, breaking Charlton's 44-year-old record.

"I would be lying to say that I'm not disappointed to have lost the record," Charlton, who's 79, told the United website.

"However, I can honestly say that I'm delighted for Wayne. He deserves his place in the history books."

"He is a true great for club and country, and it is fitting that he is now the highest goalscorer for both United and England."

Rooney tweeted this thanks to Sir Bobby Charlton for his kind words in the dressing room and said it was a 'huge honour' to become the club's leading goalscorer.

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Since opening their new stadium, attendances have quadrupled and they look certainties for promotion to the National League, which means next season they could be competing for a place in the football league alongside neighbours Blackpool and Fleetwood.

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From the daily grind of swimming to her new coffee shop - Fran Halsall reveals why she's retired

Three-time Olympian Fran Halsall has revealed plans to open a coffee shop after announcing her retirement from swimming.

The 26-year-old, from Southport, is going into business with Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish and will open a shop in Altrincham, Cheshire, in the spring.

Fran hasn't had far to turn for advice as her boyfriend, St Helens rugby league star Jon Wilkin, also runs a coffee shop in central Manchester.

Fran has been discussing her decision to retire with Mike Hall.


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