Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goalscoring record for Manchester United as the defending champions beat Reading 4-0 to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The captain returned from a thigh strain to inspire the Red Devils to a dominant victory over the Championship outfit, who are managed by former United defender Jaap Stam.
Rooney opened the scoring after sevenminutes with his 249th goal in all competitions for United, meaning he is now just one strike away from setting a new all-time record.
Anthony Martial doubled United’s lead with a cool finish before Marcus Rashford found the back of the net twice late on, with his second coming via a howler from goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi.


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