Wayne Rooney 100 Man Utd Goals - Nike Football Boots - 24/08/09
Manchester United's 5-0 win at Wigan was not just three points in the bag for the reigning Champions - Wayne Rooney scored his 100th Manchester United goal (and 101st to that matter!).
At the SoccerBible, to commemorate such an impressive achievement, we take a look back at Rooney's other landmark goals... all netted with the help of a plethora of Nike football boots. Here are just some of the boots the super striker has doned throughout his Manchester United career so far...
Could this be the best debut ever?! Rooney starts against Fenerbache in the 6-2 win in the Champions League, and produces a scintillating display which encompasses power, accuracy and pure skill - and a superb hat-trick on his home debut! Rooney wore the Nike AZTIII football boots in white/gold, a boot that was designed to be supremely comfortable throughout the 90 minutes of play. The AZT III also bore an entirely new design concept with KNG 100 G upper material, asymmetrical lacing and Zoom Air heel cushioning.
Rooney scores a brace to ease the pressure on his manager and demolish a resistant Wigan side. In another inspired performance, Rooney - wearing a new Navy/White/Gold colour of the Nike AZTIII football boots - scores his 25th United goal with a low drive before beating the Wigan keeper for his second and United's third.
Rooney scores another double and helped United to a six point lead at the top of the table. It was the second time in that season the Red Devils put 4 past Bolton, and thanks to Ronaldo and Rooney never looked like troubling the title charge. Rooney's 50th goal was a beautifully delicate chip over Jaaskelinen, after some forceful attacking running from Ronaldo.
Rooney wore the Nike AZTIV Supremacy football boots in platinum/blue colourway. The Air Zoom Total 90 Supremacy combines a quilted finish for maximum protection and comfort with a clean strike zone for improved ball control and shooting accuracy. The entire sockliner of the boot is contoured to mirror the underside of the foot, to provide support and comfort from heel to toe.
What looked like a tricky away trip to the Italian capital was made easy thanks again to the mutual understanding that was Ronaldo and Rooney. With United already 1-0 up, Rooney was able to bundle a Ji-Sung Park header into the net for his 75th goal and put the tie far beyond Roma's reach and putting United within touching distance of another Champions League Semi Final.
For the match Rooney wore the Nike T90 Laser football boots, in the platinum/zest/black colourway. Applying the learning from other sports including golf and tennis, the Laser 1 features an expanded Sweet Spot for maximum shooting and passing accuracy through better boot to ball alignment and targeting.
Not for the first time a Wayne Rooney strike starts a goal glut, and his 100th United goal broke the deadlock at Wigan to set up a comfortable 3 points for the visitors. The United man rose highest to nod the first and his century goal and his 101st came soon after with a deflected shot. Rooney wore the Nike T90 Laser II football boots when scoring his century landmark goal, in the recently released Black/Orange/White colourway.
Of course, it helps that these boots have had design input from Wayne himself, meaning they are deadly accurate, strong and powerful just like him! The Laser II features enhanced ShotShield technology, where the unique precision rings create optimum trajectory, spin and distance control enhancing ball spin and swerve opportunities. The perfect boots to Make The Difference!
After the Wigan match, Rooney now has 101 goals in 239 appearances for United and is well on his way to a second century of goals for the Red Devils...