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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.

Man to be sentenced over Rooney's break in

Wayne Rooney at his testimonial with his children. Credit: PA

A man will be sentenced later for trying to burgle Wayne Rooney's house while he played in his testimonial match last August.

24 year old Robert McNamara from Scarborough has admitted trying to break in to the Manchester United and England star's home in Cheshire, while his family watched the game.

Robert McNamara arriving at magistrates court. Credit: PA

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Rooney testimonial to make history on Facebook

You'll be able to steam the game on Wayne Rooney's official page, as well as the Man Utd page Credit: Facebook

Manchester United and Everton will make history when they face each other in Wayne Rooney's testimonial on Wednesday, as it will be the first match between two Premier League teams to be streamed live on Facebook.

Rooney has only ever played club football for Manchester United and Everton, with the game marking the forward's 12 years service at Old Trafford.

All money received from the game will be split between four different charities. Claire House, Alder Hey, NSPCC and the Manchester United Foundation will all benefit.

Facebook has a global reach of 1.7billion people, with the game being available on Wayne Rooney's and Manchester United's official pages on the social media site.

I am delighted my testimonial game will be streamed globally, which will hopefully raise awareness and increase donations.

– Wayne Rooney

So how do you watch the game?

Well follow either of the links below and at 8pm you'll see a live steam on each page.

http://www.facebook.com/waynerooney

http://www.facebook.com/manchesterunited

Wayne Rooney celebrates 12 years at Manchester United this evening Credit: PA / Adam Davy / EMPICS Sport
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