Rooney can beat Ronaldo's 42-goal record: Ferguson

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London, Mar 11 (ANI): Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said that ace striker Wayne Rooney has Cristiano Ronaldo's 42 goals in season mark in his sights.

Rooney struck twice as United beat AC Milan to march into the Champions League quarterfinals.

That took him to 30 goals this term - 12 short of the Portuguese winker's 42 which led United to Euro glory in 2007-2008.

"It's a challenge. I am happy he's got to the 30 mark but to be honest, he just keeps on improving," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.

United cruised into the quarterfinals with a 7-2 aggregate win over the Italians. And Ferguson insisted he does not mind who they get in the last-eight draw on Friday week.

"It was a marvellous second-half performance. We got a break with the early goal in the second half and that gave us a chance to settle. After that we played very well. When we play at that tempo, we are very difficult to play against - it was a solid performance.

"With the kind of team I have got, it doesn't matter who we are playing in the next round," Ferguson added.

Rooney became only the second player after Walter Pandiani to score home and away against Milan in a European tie when he headed in Gary Neville's 13th-minute cross. (ANI)

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