Man United record-breaker looks certain to stay next season

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Wayne Rooney smashed Sir Bobby Charlton’s record as Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer, netting number 250 in spectacular fashion at Stoke City on Saturday. But our traders reckon there’s more to come from the 31-year-old at Old Trafford.

Speculation has been rife around potential moves for the Red Devils hitman, with destinations from Everton to Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande touted.

However, it’s just 1/3 that the Liverpudlian begins next season at United, while we’re also not ruling out Wazza reaching the 275 goal mark (7/4) or even making it to an incredible 300 not out (7/2).

And we could also see his time at the Theatre of Dreams continue once he’s hung up his boots, with 11/10 for Roo to join the club’s coaching staff anytime – while there’s 10/1 on offer for him to one day become Man United manager.

Right now it’s 8/1 for the five-time Premier League to ever have a stand named after him, though with Sir Alex Ferguson and Charlton both getting theirs unveiled as a real surprise, this is one bet that could suddenly prove inspired.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “We reckon Rooney has unfinished business at Old Trafford, and if he keeps banging in the goals those odds of a statue could crash down as the first building blocks go up.”

Next up for the North-West giants is a trip to Hull City in the EFL Cup, with Jose Mourinho’s men 8/15 to beat the Tigers for the 10th time in 11 meetings.

Latest Ladbrokes Odds:

Wayne Rooney specials

To start next season as a Man United player – 1/3

To join the Man United coaching staff anytime – 11/10

To get a statue outside Old Trafford anytime – 7/4

To reach 275 goals for Man United – 7/4

To reach 300 goals for Man United – 7/2

To have a stand named after him at Old Trafford – 8/1

To manage Man United anytime – 10/1

To reach 350 goals for Man United – 16/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.