Rooney equals record as Manchester United cruise into round four

Wayne Rooney equalled Manchester United's all-time goalscoring record as his side cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Reading on Saturday.

The 31-year-old opened the scoring at Old Trafford to take his tally to 249, level with Bobby Charlton, a record that had stood since 1973.

"It is a proud moment," Rooney said. "To do it at such a massive club like Manchester United, I am hugely honoured and it is really proud moment for me.

"It was not something I could have imagined. You don't think that far ahead, but I have been at this club a long time, it is a huge part of my life and it is an honour to be up there alongside Sir Bobby."

Rooney said he now hoped to set the record on his own.

"You want to do records in front of your home fans and we have got two home games coming up and hopefully I can get the next one in one of those," he said.

Marcus Rashford scored twice and Anthony Martial got the other goal as United eased past the Championship side.

Later Saturday, Arsenal are among the Premier League sides in action while four non-league teams also try to reach round four.

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