Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hailed matchwinner Wayne Rooney after victory over Swansea City.
Rooney moved ahead of Denis Law in the United scoring charts when he flicked Anthony Martial’s cross into the net to seal a much-needed 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday.
Rooney’s 238th goal for the club could not have come at a better time for Van Gaal.
“He scored a fantastic goal, with his left foot behind his right foot and you cannot imagine what a goal that is,” He said.
“It was a great goal.”
Rooney passed Law’s landmark in the same week the Scot received a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honour List for services to football and charity.
“It is amazing and that on the age of 30 years,” said Van Gaal, who was unaware of the feat until Rooney informed him after the final whistle.
“Now we are playing much more matches but still it is an achievement.”
“For me, it is more important he scores today. I hope it is a fantastic starting point for the team and for him.”