David Moyes: 'Wayne Rooney is already a Manchester United legend'

Manchester United manager David Moyes believes that Wayne Rooney is already a club legend having become the third-highest scorer in their history on Saturday.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has expressed his belief that Wayne Rooney should already be regarded as a legend of the club.

Rooney became the third-highest scorer in the club's history with his brace against West Ham United on Saturday and now sits just 25 goals behind Denis Law and 37 short of Sir Bobby Charlton.

Moyes was full of praise for the 28-year-old and backed him to go on and break both records before he calls time on his spell at Old Trafford.

"If you are third top scorer of a club like Manchester United you already are a legend. As long as he doesn't pick up any serious injuries he has a real good chance of breaking Denis Law's and Sir Bobby Charlton's [records] and that would be some feat," Moyes is quoted as saying by PA.

Rooney has netted 212 goals in 436 appearances for United.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores the opening goal with a long range shot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at Boleyn Ground on March 22, 2014
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