A double century for United's Rooney

 Wayne Rooney scored twice against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to reach 200 Manchester United goals as he enjoys a new lease of life under David Moyes who thinks he can become one of the club's greatest predators.

The striker's commitment to Old Trafford had been questioned and he was left out of key games last season under Sir Alex Ferguson, who also took to playing him in more of a midfield role as Robin van Persie took the goalscoring glory.

Rooney is fourth on United's all-time leading scorers' list, behind Bobby Charlton (249), Denis Law (237) and Jack Rowley (211) and his manager can see him going further.

Along with the rousing reception Rooney has been getting from the Old Trafford crowd, despite a turbulent few months, Moyes' faith in him seems to have lifted the England striker's mood and his game. After the match, he refused to talk about his future at the club.

"Listen, I will concentrate on my football as I have done all summer," he said. "I got my head down in the summer, worked hard and I'm concentrating on my football.”

"It's something I'm very proud of, I'm pleased to score 200 goals for a club like Manchester United and hopefully there is more to come," said Rooney, whose goals have come from 406 appearances.

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