Rooney becomes Man United’s record scorer with 250th goal

STOKE, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s record scorer after moving onto 250 goals by netting a stoppage-time equalizer in Saturday’s Premier League game against Stoke.

Rooney had been tied on 249 goals with Bobby Charlton, who has held the record since 1973.

The 31-year-old England captain is in his 13th season at United and no longer assured of a starting spot. He came off the bench at Stoke to clinch a 1-1 draw and complete possibly the final major feat of his illustrious — if turbulent — career.

It confirms him as a modern-day great in English soccer, if not maybe the world game.

Some will say he hasn’t quite reached the heights expected of him after bursting onto the international scene with such brio at the 2004 European Championship, or that he hasn’t kicked on from when he was arguably at the top of his game with United in the 2009-10 season.

In that season, Rooney was at a level comparable to Cristiano Ronaldo and…