The 27-year-old striker reached the milestone in United's 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday, when he scored twice and also laid on a goal for Antonio Valencia.
Rooney joins Bobby Charlton (249), Denis Law (237) and Jack Rowley (211) in reaching a double-century of goals for the club, and now trails Charlton by 49 goals in United's all-time scoring chart. "It's a great honour for me to have scored 200 goals for a club like Manchester United," Rooney said in an article on his website, www.officialwaynerooney.com.
"When you look at the list of top scorers, I think I'm only the fourth player in the club's history to have reached this number after Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley. "It's certainly something I'm very proud of. My main aim is always to help the team win games and if I score, that's a bonus. Hopefully there are still a few more goals to come from me yet." Rooney also hailed the club's fans, who afforded him a standing ovation when he was substituted towards the end of the Group A game at Old Trafford.