Wayne Rooney, Man U cruise by Stoke

October 20, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Wayne Rooney gave himself an early 27th birthday present as his two goals in Manchester United's 4-2 win against Stoke took him to 200 club goals on Saturday.

It was a strange day for Rooney though, who also became the first United player to score at both ends in a league game since David Beckham in 2001.

In fact, it was an odd afternoon all told given the own goal meant United once again had to come from behind, recovering courtesy of Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck, ...

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