UEFA Champions League: David Moyes salutes 'world-class' Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney requires 50 further goals to surpass Bobby Charlton as United's all-time leading scorer and Moyes says the prospect of a place in the club's history books helped persuade the former Everton player to stay put.

updated: September 18, 2013 12:36 IST
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Manchester: UEFA Champions League: David Moyes salutes 'world-class' Wayne RooneyManchester United manager David Moyes lavished praise on Wayne Rooney after the striker inspired his side to a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in their opening Champions League game.

The England striker scored twice and set up a late goal for Antonio Valencia to give the Premier League champions a strong start in Group A and further confirm his commitment to the United cause.

Moyes spent his first close season at Old Trafford fighting to keep Rooney at the club amid interest from Chelsea, and with three goals in two games, the 27-year-old has now reached the milestone of 200 goals for United.

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