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It’s destiny, he’ll be the greatest! Wayne Rooney will be Manchester United’s record goalscorer, trusts Denis Law

By Dean Wilkins

It is fate that Wayne Rooney will topple Manchester United’s legendary records to become the greatest goalscorer in club history, according to Reds hero Denis Law.

With eight and half years at Old Trafford, the 27-year-old has cemented his place as the club’s fourth most-prolific scorer of all time with 191 goals.

And now the inevitability he will charge down second-placed Law on 237 is more realistic than ever – the only task is to become the first United player to score 250 goals, one more than Sir Bobby Charlton’s record.

Despite suffering a below-par season by his very own standards, Rooney’s injury and form woes are only minor hiccups in his hunt for old club records, something Law is happy to witness.

“Along the way, I obviously beat someone else’s total [to get to 237] so it’s something that is always going to happen in football,” the Scotsman told the club’s official website. “I was happy to beat someone else and it’s inevitable that Rooney will beat mine.

“I said when he first joined the club that if he can steer clear of serious injuries, he’ll be the record goalscorer for Manchester United, there’s no doubt about that.”

Rooney netted United’s second in their 4-1 FA Cup win over Fulham on Saturday – his tenth of the season.

And with a reputation of exploiting defence’s weaknesses, Rooney will always be the club’s danger man believes Law.

“When you see some players in and around the penalty box, you don’t think they’ll score,” Law told Inside United. “But, with Rooney, you never think that.

“We always dreaded playing against Jimmy Greaves when he was at Spurs because you knew that if he was in and around the area there was a fair chance he’d score a goal. And Rooney is in that category.”

The England striker is now 20 goals behind Jack Rowley’s 60-year-old record of 211.

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