Rooney deserves his place ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy and a pretty impressive list of names that includes Ryan Giggs, Denis Law, Paul Scholes and Sir Bobby Charlton.
Only Charlton’s all-time record for United remains to be conquered, and surely Rooney has two more goals in him to do it.
His latest personal milestone was reached at the end of an eventful few weeks, even by Rooney’s standards.
The 31-year-old is not the force of nature he once was, no-one would suggest otherwise. But his critics have had a field day.